This easily assembled motor is able to run for more than five hours on a simple D-Cell (flashlight battery). Recommended for ages eight and up. Requires D-Cell battery, not included.
Replacement wires are also available. You can buy a class set of our World's Simplest Motors and have students wind their own armatures year after year. The wire is the same used in the original kit.
Need replacement magnets? Our M-187 neodymium ring magnets
make great replacements and are even stronger than the originals.
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most simplest motor
Jul 5, 2015 | By CARLOS LAROSA of UTUADO, PR United States
Great for a
Mar 25, 2015 | By Michael Thuot of Sandia Park, NM United States
Feb 12, 2015 | By Patricia Bender of Green City, MO United States
Dec 19, 2014 | By Diana of Chicago, IL United States
Very nice demo; tricky to build
Jul 12, 2013 | By Warren Buckles of Madison, WI United States
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May 22, 2012 | By Elizabeth DeBoo of Saint Louis, MO United States
8th grade science
May 22, 2012 | By Linda Guillory of Kennesaw, GA United States
This product will support your students' understanding of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)*, as shown in the table below.
Suggested Science Idea(s)
Students can use the World's Simplest Motor to ask questions, make observations, and gather information about a situation people want to change to define a simple problem that can be solved through the development of a new or improved object or tool.
Students can use the World's Simplest Motor to ask questions to determine cause and effects relationships of electric or magnetic interactions between two objects not in contact with each other.
Students can use the World's Simplest Motor to make observation to provide evidence that energy can be transferred from place to place via electric currents.
Students can use the World's Simplest Motor to conduct an investigation and evaluate the experimental design to provide evidence that fields exist between objects exerting forces on each other even though the objects are not in contact.
Students can use the World's Simplest Motor to construct, use, and present arguments to support the claim that when the motion energy of an object changes, energy is transferred to or from the object.
Students can use the World's Simplest Motor to evaluate complete design solutions using a systematic process to determine how well they meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.
Students can use the World's Simplest Motor to plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence that an electric current can produce a magnetic field and that a changing magnetic field can produce an electric current.
Students can use the World's Simplest Motor to develop and use models to illustrate that energy at the macroscopic scale can be accounted for as either motions of particles or energy stored in fields.
Students can use the World's Simplest Motor in a number of investigations when exploring electrical energy and magnetic fields.
* NGSS is a registered trademark of Achieve. Neither Achieve nor the lead states and partners that developed the Next Generation Science Standards were involved in the production of, and do not endorse, this product.