Science & Nature
At Home Science: Build Your Own Electric Motor
In this one time course, students will learn all about electricity, how it works, and build their own simple electric motor!
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In this class, we will learn all about electricity. We will discuss the earliest forms of electricity, including the ancient Egyptians. We will examine Benjamin Franklin's key and kite experiment. Then, we will look at the contributions of Edison and Tesla in the area of electricity. From there, we will dive into how electricity is used in our society. Students will learn how electricity works as well as the different types of electric currents. Conductors will be explained in detail to...
Students will be able to explain advances in the understanding and use of electricity. They will be able to correctly define the different types of currents and conductors. Students will also be able to identify the pieces of a simple electric motor.
I have taught in schools for ten years as both a science and English teacher. I have worked in both private and public schools as well as homeschool co-ops. I also hold a degree in criminal justice with an emphasis on criminology.
Materials needed for the simple motor: One AA battery Copper wire One neodymium battery ( these can be found at Walmart, Target, The Home Depot, or Amazon [https://www.amazon.com/Neodymium-Permanent-Strongest-Magnets-Applied/dp/B00IT2VWOE] Index card colored pencils tape Optionally: Wire cutters
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
55 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
We will be using a battery and copper wire. The wire may become hot. Some children may prefer to use gloves. Younger learners may need adult supervision.
Bethany DaleyMaking learning fun!
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Hello! I enjoy teaching literature classes that make learning the greats fun and interesting. I love teaching Shakespeare and creative writing. I also enjoy home-based science classes. I have been in education for years. I began teaching early...