Building a Motor

Students will build a device that converts one form of energy into another form of energy to solve complex real-world problems. 


PHYS2.4 Design a solution by constructing a device that converts one form of energy t solve a complex real-world problem. Identify criteria and sontraints, develop possible solutions using models, analyze data to make improvements from iteratively testing and optimizing a solution. Examples of energy transformation could include electrical energy to mechanical energy, mechanical energy to electrical energy, or electromagnetic radiation to thermal energy. (PS3.A, PS3.B, ETS1.A, ETS1.C)

Lesson Performance Expectations

  1. Students will build a motor and design changes to improve it.