Museum of Science and Industry

Build an Electric Motor

Step 1 of 11: Materials

Here's the Materials You'll Need:

  • Three ring-shaped magnets
  • Insulated wire (about 4 feet is needed)
  • Wire cutters / strippers
  • One D-size battery
  • Two large paper clips
  • Tape
  • Safety note: Batteries can get hot when wires are connected to them.

Museum Hours
  • Daily from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Open daily except Thanksgiving and Christmas
More Information

Museum Location
Museum of Science+Industry
5700 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60637
1 (773) 684-1414
Getting Here

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