Build a simple electric motor

Kenneth Scott VOLK, Kai Sing CHIU

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationScience technology education: Enhancing the quality of life through science & technology: Science & Technology Education Conference 2000 proceedings
EditorsKenneth S. VOLK , Wing-mui, Winnie SO , Gregory P. THOMAS
Place of PublicationHong Kong
PublisherThe 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
Pages369-373
ISBN (Print)962949056X
Publication statusPublished - 2000

Citation

Volk, K., & Chiu, K. S. (2000). Build a simple electric motor. In K. S. Volk, W.-M. W. So & G. P. Thomas (Eds.), Science technology education: Enhancing the quality of life through science & technology: Science & Technology Education Conference 2000 proceedings (pp. 369-373). Hong Kong: 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.

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