## Build a working DC Motor to demonstrate application of Electromagnetism | School Science Projects

- Make a straight conductor and observe its magnetic effect on a compass.
- Make a circular conductor and observe its magnetic effect on a compass.
- Make a solenoid and find the direction of magnetic field in and around it using a compass.
- Make a working model of a DC motor and understand its working.

**Motorizing Physics!**

It powers cranes, elevators, vacuum cleaners, and so many industrial appliances! Need your device to work at a constant speed for as long as required? The DC motor is your best friend! With various mechanical parts that work synergistically to create this powerful motor, it is literally the powerhouse of modern industries. And now, learn how to make your own toy DC motor with our very handy DIY: Toy Motor Project!

This kit, although essentially about DC motors, first establishes its concept by providing the student with basic experiments. First, the student is taught and explained how to make a straight and circular conductor, thus observing its magnetic effect on a compass. Later, the student will learn to make the very robust solenoid, which is a coil wound into a helix, to understand the direction of its magnetic field, in and around it with the help of a compass.

Finally, the student is taught to make a working model of the DC motor by applying these concepts so they understand its working! The science behind this project is purely experiential, and owing to its great applicability to industries and the basics of physics, it gives your child a broader observational skill, along with the finesse of developed higher-order thinking!

**The Powerhouse of the Industry**

No kudos if you’ve already guessed what we’re talking about – The DC motor of course! With the ability to power any device for as long as required with an almost constant speed, the DC motor (whether the shunt, series or compound DC motor) is a widely used appliance for household and industrial appliances alike. As an integral part of the outside world and the world of academia, to learn the basics of the DC motor is critical to a child’s worldly and textbook knowledge – and with the help of Butterfly Fields DIY projects, complete this virtuous cycle of a hand-in-hand practical as well as classroom knowledge!

The DIY Toy Motor Project, although essentially about DC motors, first establishes its concept by providing the student with basic experiments. First, the student is taught and explained how to make a straight and circular conductor, thus observing its magnetic effect on a compass. Later, the student will learn to make the very robust solenoid, which is a coil wound into a helix, to understand the direction of its magnetic field, in and around it with the help of a compass.

Finally, the student is taught to make a working model of the DC motor by applying these concepts so they understand its working! The science behind this project is purely experiential, and owing to its great applicability to industries and the basics of physics, it gives your child a broader observational skill, along with the finesse of developed higher-order thinking!

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