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Blockbuster quiz on basic ideas about magnets
Click on the letters and answer the questions - try to make it across the board!

Producing electricity activity (BBC Bitesize)
Watch the animation on generating electricity then do the quiz!

Making the world's simplest motor
Instructions for how to make a very simple electric motor with a battery, screw, magnet and piece of wire.

Pocket motor from the Science Museum
How to make a simple motor with copper wire, a strong magnet and a battery.

How to make the the world's simplest generator
Make a very simple generator from a film canister, coil of wire, strong magnet and LED.

All you need to know about electromagnetism using interactive animations (PhET)
Run the simulation. Play with a bar magnet and coils to learn about Faraday's law. Move a bar magnet near one or two coils to make a light bulb glow. View the magnetic field lines. A meter shows the direction and magnitude of the current. View the magnetic field lines or use a meter to show the direction and magnitude of the current. You can also play with electromagnets, generators and transformers!

The electric motor
Find out how motors work, including commutators and brushes and answer the questions

Circuit Construction Kit - AC and DC - Animation
Make a circuit with an AC voltage source and look at what happens to the charges. Try adding a capacitor to the circuit.

Faraday's Electromagnetic Lab Animation
Move the magnet or coil in each of the animations to find out how electromagnets, transformers and generators.

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