Electric motors have been a part of our technological world for many years, yet many students do not have the opportunity to actually build and experience how a motor works! It is well recognized that students learn concepts and applications better when actually working with the technology. In this activity, students can experience the simple concepts of how a motor works, in order to apply the concepts to other items found in everyday life. The information contained in this paper will enable students to build a simple electric motor using a battery, magnet and wires. This activity is designed for upper primary and lower secondary students. This activity can be expanded to encourage greater problem-solving skills. For instance, challenges to modify the motor or measure the speed can be included. It is highly recommended these challenges be used to go beyond the step-by-step procedures that are contained in this paper. Copyright © 2000 Hong Kong Institute of Education.
|Title of host publication||Science technology education: Enhancing the quality of life through science & technology: Science & Technology Education Conference 2000 proceedings|
|Editors||Kenneth S. VOLK , Wing-mui, Winnie SO , Gregory P. THOMAS|
|Place of Publication||Hong Kong|
|Publisher||The Hong Kong Institute of Education, Education Dept., Hong Kong, Hong Kong Association for Science and Mathematics Education and Hong Kong Association for Design and Technology Education|
|Publication status||Published - 2000|