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28 resources with the concept electric motors

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Cost Effective Solar Cells

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Let the sunshine in! Fourteen lessons comprise a unit study of solar energy, its advantages and disadvantages, and advancements in solar energy technology. Class members learn about principles of energy conversion, research how to make...
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How to Build a Simple Electric Motor, Plus How it Works

For Teachers 6th - 12th
When electric current moves through a magnetic field, a force is created that can actually power a motor. Learn how to build a simple electromagnetic motor by watching this colorful and upbeat video. This episode is the third in a series...
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Solar Kit Lesson #3 Parts of a Solar Panel - Part I

For Teachers 4th - 6th
A solar cell is similar to a rechargeable battery in many ways. Science lab groups connect each in a series circuit to run a mini motor and then compare and contrast them by answering questions and completing a Venn diagram. This is an...
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Engaging with Solar Panels

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Build a fan and become a fan of solar power. The second of 14 lessons in the Cost Effective Solar Cells unit has learners first construct circuits with solar cells to power a fan, a motor, and an LED. They then test their circuits both...
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2002 AP® Environmental Science Free-Response Questions

For Students 10th - 12th
Are electric motors all they're cracked up to be? Scholars take a stance and use their knowledge to discuss the benefits and disadvantages of the motor as the first question in a series of four. The questions that follow ask about other...
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Electric Motor

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How does a direct current run a motor? Pupils control five variables in an electric motor and observe how the force diagram changes. The force, magnetic field, and current vary based on the changes in the design of the magnet and motor....
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AC Transformer

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
High voltage power lines deliver electricity to homes, but each home requires low voltage. How does the energy get converted so it can be used safely? Pupils explore alternating current and transformers through a simulation. They control...
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Telegraph

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Most pupils don't know what a telegraph is, much less how one works. A secret simulation has scholars pick the size of the primary and secondary loops, the battery voltage, and which letters in the Morse Code they want to transmit. They...
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Magnetism

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
The compass was first used in 206 B.C., but we didn't discover magnetic poles until 1263 A.D. Presentation begins with the history of magnetism before continuing on to magnetic fields, magnetic forces, electromagnets, currents,...
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The Motor Effect

For Students 9th - 12th
Explain the motor effect with a video that focuses on current, magnetic fields, pulse, and briefly mentions Fleming's Left Hand Rule. 
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Motor Effect

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
The magnetic wire. Class members create a magnetic field by running electricity through a wire. The video included in the resource provides information on how this effect is used to make electrical motors.
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Sound Bite

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Learners use their teeth for more than just eating. The activity shows class members how to send sound through their teeth by using an electric motor connected to a radio to generate vibrations. Biting on the motor transfers the...
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Building an Electric Motor

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Rev your motor with a hands-on activity about electricity. Learners build their own electric motor before reading a handout and answering some questions. 
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Building a Motor/Generator Toy

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Combine science and playtime with the final lesson in an innovative unit. Scholars apply everything they have learned in previous lessons to build their own motors/generators and use it in a toy of their own design. 
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The Magic School Bus and the Electric Field Trip

For Students 2nd - 4th Standards
Energize a shared reading of the Magic School Bus and the Electric Field Trip with this collection of supplemental materials. Whether your looking for discussion questions, reading comprehension worksheets, or writing prompts, this...
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Fall 2003 Midterm Exam #2

For Students 10th - 12th
Your physics students will really shine when they take this midterm exam. It covers a variety of concepts dealing with electromagnetic spectra, electricity, and motors and it provides a variety of question styles.
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Compare the Hair Dryer Motor to the One You Can Build

For Students 7th - Higher Ed
Could you build a motor for a hair dryer? Viewers of a short video watch as the narrator compares a hair dryer motor to an electric motor built from a kit. Each component of the hair dryer motor correlates to a component in the electric...
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Electricity and Magnetism at Work

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
I don't get electricity jokes, watts so funny about them? The 13th in a series of presentations covers energy, motors, currents, generating electricity, calculating electrical energy cost, transformers, and batteries.
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Electric Motor

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Bright and attractive graphics are included to explain how an electric motor works. Along the way, there are a few multiple-choice question slides can be used to pause and evaluate student comprehension. This presentation would be useful...
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Electricity and Magnetism

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Some diagrams are included to assist examples of how magnetism is created and managed using electricity. This topic is rather difficult conceptually, and so these slides may be useful for review or to accompany practical lab work and...
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Stepper Motor

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students compare a stepper motor from a traditional motor. In this physics instructional activity, students summarize how it works. They build their own stepper motor and explore its uses.
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Jitterbug

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Young scholars build a motorized toy. In this science fair project idea, students use everyday objects and an electric hobby motor to build a motorized toy that seems to dance.
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Simple Circuits

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders investigate simple circuits and identify when a circuit is considered opened or closed. In small groups, they experiment with wires, batteries, and light bulbs to identify how to light the bulb. Students also experiment...
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All About Electric Motors

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students study the basic principles of electric motors and explore everyday uses. They build a working model of an electric motor for classroom use, using an inexpensive kit. Then, they work as an "engineering" team to determine the...