Electric Motor Experiments [NOOK Book]

Overview

You can find motors in countless household devices. Discover how they work as author Ed Sobey guides young readers through the disassembly and rebuilding of a motor. Make your own motor and improve it for different uses. Many unique experiments include ideas for science fair projects.
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Overview

You can find motors in countless household devices. Discover how they work as author Ed Sobey guides young readers through the disassembly and rebuilding of a motor. Make your own motor and improve it for different uses. Many unique experiments include ideas for science fair projects.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781464502910
  • Publisher: Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/1/2012
  • Series: Cool Science Projects with Technology Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 128
  • Age range: 10 - 14 Years
  • File size: 7 MB

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Motors-Making Things Move 5

The Scientific Method 6

Safety First 9

Chapter 2 The Shocking Truth About Electricity 10

2.1 How Many Motors Do You Have at Home? 13

2.2 Open a Transistor Battery 16

2.3 Measure the Voltage of a Battery 20

2.4 Measure the Resistance of Common Materials 23

Chapter 3 How Motors Work 25

3.1 Examine a DC Motor 26

3.2 Take a Motor Apart 31

3.3 Make a Motor 36

Chapter 4 How To Get Work From Motors 41

4.1 Direct Drive 43

4.2 Make a Belt Drive 46

4.3 Make a Pulley Set 49

4.4 Make a Cam 53

4.5 Make a Crank 57

4.6 Make a Gear Set 60

Chapter 5 Circuits 64

5.1 Connect the Motor 65

5.2 Measure Voltages 70

5.3 Add Resistance to the Circuit 72

5.4 Make a Switch 75

Chapter 6 Making Cars Go 77

6.1 Make a Model Car 78

6.2 Propeller Drive 80

6.3 A Three-Wheel Car with Direct Drive 86

6.4 Belt Drive 90

6.5 Gear Drive 93

6.6 Shake Drive 97

Chapter 7 Using Motors for Boats 100

7.1 Test a Battery 101

7.2 Swamp Boat 102

7.3 Propellers 106

7.4 Side-Wheel Electrical Boat 110

7.5 Hydraulic Drive 114

7.6 Waterproofing Motors 116

Chapter 8 The Electric Factory 118

8.1 Build an Electric Sculpture 119

Appendix: Sources for Components 123

Glossary 124

Further Reading and Internet Addresses 126

Index 127

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