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Lab #37.4 Magnetism: Generator Activator
Lab #37.4 Magnetism: Generator Activator

Purpose In this activity, students will investigate electromagnetic induction, the principle behind electric generators. Discussion In 1820, Hans Christian Ørsted found that electricity could create magnetism. Scientists were convinced that if electricity could create magnetism, magnetism could create electricity. Still,...

Lab #36.8 Magnetism: Motor Madness
Lab #36.8 Magnetism: Motor Madness

PurposeIn this activity, students will investigate the principles that make electric motors possible. DiscussionPerhaps the most important invention of the 19th century was the electric motor. You use a motor whenever you use electric power to make something move. A...