How To Make An Electric Motor

by | Nov 21, 2021 | Physics, Science

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This tutorial will show you how to make an electric motor using a battery magnet and copper wire for your science project.

Electric Motor works on the electromagnetic concept. The Forces produced by the magnetic field help in making turning motions in the electric motors.


To make this working model of motor, we need;


  • Battery
  • Copper wire
  • Magnets
  • Hot glue gun
  • Screw
  • Safety pins
  • Clay

Steps To Make An Electric Motor

Step 1: wind a copper wire around the battery.

 the battery

Step 2: Now secure the wire ( this will be used as an induction coil).

the wire

Step 3: by using sandpaper, remove the isolation on the one side only of each end of the wire.

end of the wire

Step 4: Now, set a battery on some clay, take the safety pin to each pole, and place a magnet on the top of the battery.

top of the battery

Step 5: Now, thread the coil to the safety pins.

safety pins

Step 6: you will observe that the coil starts spinning and the engine is running.

How To Make An Electric Motor With A Battery Magnet And Copper Wire

Current is flowing through the coil. The coil’s interaction with the magnet caused it to spin.


In this tutorial, the electric motor science model helps students understand the concept of electric motor working and the flow of electricity due to electromagnetic waves.

Things To Remember

  • Don’t let the circuit close for more than 1 minute; this may cause the battery to burn.
  • Working slowly and carefully during cutover.
  • Learn all you can about the materials and techniques you’re using.
  • Work carefully during wire attachment.
  • The battery will be warm during the experiment, so be careful with it.
  • Be careful during work with soldering iron.



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