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Electromagnetism: Electric Motor

Grade Levels: 3 - 12
Core Subject(s): Science
Length: 00:00:28
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An electric motor consists of a coil of wire, called an armature, which is attached to a shaft that spins between the poles of a magnet. As electric current flows through the coiled wire, the magnet pushes one side of the coil up and the other side down.

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