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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners create a tiny electric, motorized dancer. Learners use the interactions of magnetism and electric current to make a wire spin, while displaying the Lorentz Force in...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    University of Kansas
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    In this activity, learners explore the relationship between electric charges and magnetic fields. Learners create a magnetic field using electricity and observe its effect on the magnetic needle of...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    See what force a magnet has on a wire that has current running through it: will it push it, pull it, or will nothing happen? This is the foundation of a simple electric motor.

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 18 Under 5 minutes
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    PBS
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    In this activity, learners make an electromagnet motor to demonstrate the most basic method of changing electrical energy into mechanical energy. This experiment relates to Nikola Tesla's work...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 14 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    Community Science Workshop Network
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    In this activity, learners build an electromagnet using a nail, a cork, a battery, and electrical wire. Use this activity to demonstrate how electric currents produce magnet fields. <b>...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 8 - 11 30 to 45 minutes
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    WGBH
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    In this design challenge activity, learners build a car that uses a battery-operated motor to "drive" at least ten feet. Educators can use this activity as a fun, hands-on way to...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    Science Friday
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    In this activity, learners explore how an electromagnet works by making a simple one. Using this knowledge, learners design a diagram to make a working speaker using household materials. Then...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 11 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    American Physical Society
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    Learners use the current flowing in a wire to create a magnetic field that turns a magnet. Learners can use this property of electromagnetism to build a magnet-powered pinwheel. This is one of four...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 11 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this activity, learners construct a device out of a piezoelectric igniter, like those used as barbecue lighters. Learners use the device to remotely start current flowing in a simple series...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 11 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    University of Kansas
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    Using indirect observational methods, learners distinguish between charged and uncharged objects. This lesson uses magnetic marbles to represent charged particles and iron filings to represent a...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes

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