Electric Motor


[Students with equipment]

[Electric Motor guide]

Why do magnets behave as they do? How does an electric motor work? The Electric Motor helps students answer these and a series of other fascinating questions as they design, build, and test motors with different configurations of permanent magnets, electromagnets, and switching discs. The DataCollector or Timer and photogates provides precise measurements of motor speed, while the multimeter measures the current and voltage of each motor or generator configuration.

Concepts Covered

  • Current
  • Electric Motors
  • Electromagnetism
  • Engineering Design
  • Magnetism
  • Motor Function
  • Voltage

NGSS Connections

Electric Motor addresses the following performance expectations:

  • MS-PS2-3
  • MS-PS2-5
  • HS-PS2-5
  • HS-PS2-6
  • HS-PS-3-3
  • HS-PS3-5

Investigations

  • 6 Level A
  • 7 Level B
  • 3 Level C
Part Number Description Order Online
292-4025 Electric Motor Full Module
Includes 1 Teacher's Guide, Curiosity Place Access, Exploros Access, 1 Equipment Unit, 1 DataCollector
292-4026 Electric Motor Full Classroom Package
Includes 1 Teacher's Guide, Curiosity Place Access, Exploros Access, 6 Equipment Units, 6 DataCollectors
292-3064 Electric Motor Basic Module
Includes 1 Teacher's Guide, Curiosity Place Access, Exploros Access, 1 Equipment Unit
292-4014 Electric Motor Basic Classroom Package
Includes 1 Teacher's Guide, Curiosity Place Access, Exploros Access, 6 Equipment Units
492-1040 Electric Motor Teacher's Guide with Digital Access
792-1221 Electric Motor Equipment Only
Required Accessories
(Included in Full Module and Classroom Package)
792-1670 Data Collector with Photogates