We know energy comes in several varieties, and we can transform electric power into various functional works or mechanical energy with the help of machines like electric motors. But have you ever imagined how these electric motors had been made and worked? Thus, today, we will look at how to make a simple electric motor science project.
Before moving further, let us first have a look at the resources that we should gather.
- D battery
- Insulated 22G wire
- Modeling clay
- Small circular magnet
- Thin marker
- Two long, metal sewing needles
- Electrical tape
Steps To Make A Simple Electric Motor
Step 1: Take a wire and go to its center point. Now start to wrap the wire tightly around the marker. Slide down the coil, begin wrapping every loose end of the wire around the coil and then take away the cables from the loop as displayed below.
Adjusting the wire
Step 2: Now, use the knife to remove the wire’s insulation at the free end of the coil.
Cutting the insulation
Step 3: Now tie the loose end of the wire coil through the needle and maintain the col straight without disturbing the wire ends.
Inserting the wire coil through a needle
Step 4: Place the D battery sideways on a plane surface. Apply some modeling clay on the sides of the battery and needle to keep it stuck.
Placing D Battery
Step 5: Keep the needles next to the battery terminal and make sure the needle touches the battery terminal.
Step 6: Apply some electrical tape to the apparatus.
Applying electrical tape
- Make sure you perform this experiment on a table.
Things To Remember
- Hands should not be wet while experimenting.
Saquib Siddiqui is a Mechanical Engineer and a content creator. He has special interest in science experiments and teaches the same to school and college students. He is also a technical lead at RUDE LABS PVT. LTD.