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How to Make a Homopolar Motor

Active Time
< 10 minutes
Total Project Time
< 10 minutes
Key Concepts
Electricity, magnetism

Introduction

What do you need to make a motor? Not much! In this quick activity, you will make a simple motor using nothing but a battery, magnet, and a piece of wire.

Credits

Ben Finio, PhD, Science Buddies
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Active Time
< 10 minutes
Total Project Time
< 10 minutes
Key Concepts
Electricity, magnetism