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Stripped Down Motor Snack

This activity (aka "snack") provides instructions for a motor that elementary and middle school student can build with little or no guidance.Current flows through the wire coil and creates an electromagnet. One face of the coil becomes a north pole,
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This activity (aka "snack") provides instructions for a motor that elementary and middle school student can build with little or no guidance.Current flows through the wire coil and creates an electromagnet. One face of the coil becomes a north pole, the other a south pole. The permanent magnet attracts its opposite pole on the coil and repels its like pole, causing the coil to spin.

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