Indy Labs – We Put The Science In Your Hands
How can electricity cause motion? In this episode of Indy Labs, we continue our exploration of how electricity and magnetism are related with a classic experiment: A “do it yourself” direct current (DC) electric motor! With a battery, some magnets, paper clips and some copper wire, you can make a very simple motor that’s also very effective at teaching how currents can get things to move. Lace up, Indy Labbers!
More Electromagnetic Fun!
Indy Labs #30 – Light From Gravity –
Indy Labs #29 – Levitating Pencil Lead –
Indy Labs #28 – Lenz’s Law –
Indy Labs # 27 – Slow Falling Magnets –
Indy Labs #26 – Induced Levitation –
Indy Labs #25 – DIY Electroscope –
The Indy Labs series focuses on at home science experiments that are low cost and (usually) easy to do, but still drive the science concepts home.
Some science videos show you how to do something cool, but explain very little of it. Others explain concepts, but are very passive and give the viewer little to actually do. With Indy Labs, we put the science in your hands, teaching you concepts, but at the same time, giving you an experiment to try on your own!
If you try the lab, please leave a comment and let us know how it went Also, snap some photos of YOUR at home trials for this or any of the Indy Labs experiments, and upload them to Twitter and/or Instagram. Use #IndyLabs so we can all see your results!
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