Lesson plan


Make a simple motor to see how they work. Use a motor to make an art scribbling machine.
Science content
Physics: Electricity, Electromagnetism (7)

Make a simple hand-wound motor, to show students how motors work.
Then use motors for other activities:
Build a motor into an electric circuit, and allow motor free-play, including making fans, buzz saws and spin art.
Use a motor to drive a scribbling machine. Offsetting the motor (making it wobble) changes the art made.

Grades taught
Gr 5
Gr 6
Gr 7