Get Your Motor Running

Type of Resource



From TeachEngineering - Students investigate motors and electromagnets as they construct their own simple electric motors using batteries, magnets, paperclips and wire. Like engineers, students must understand and apply the connection between electricity and magnetism as they design and build motors, or design better and more efficient motors.

Performance Expectations

3-PS2-4   Define a simple design problem that can be solved by applying scientific ideas about magnets.

3-5-ETS1-1   Define a simple design problem reflecting a need or a want that includes specified criteria for success and constraints on materials, time, or cost.