Lesson 1: Homopolar motors

Pupils discover how an electromagnetic motor works and make one of their own

Learning Objectives

  • Assembling a motor

  • Tweaking the motor to improve its function

  • Knowing batteries contain acid, which can be dangerous if they leak

  • Knowing that when electricity enters a magnetic field it can make a motor

Teacher Video: Homopolar motors: Steady hand game

Teacher Video: Homopolar motors: Steady hand game


Homopolar Motor Template
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Vicki Risianova,  
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After 4 years of being a TV and radio presenter, Vicki headed to the secondary classroom where she spent 12 years teaching DesignTo make, draw or write plans for something. and Technology as well as PE. Working as a subject…
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