Magnets and Motors

Magnets and Motors

Magnets and Motors

This workshop , for year 10 students, is set in a historical context but in a series of hands on activities, students will dramatically improve their understanding of how magnetism and electricity are linked and the important electromagnetic principles which drive our modern world.

Following a practical reminder of basic magnetic principles students will see how liquids can be magnetised. After making an electromagnet and a demonstration of Faraday’s original electric motor they will build a simple battery powered motor that uses similar principles of Michael Faraday. Finally the students will be challenged to build a working d.c. motor.