Hands-on learning awaits...

In partnership with The Science of Winston-Salem, we are creating homopolar motors. Grab your batteries, turn your creativity on,  and make your own creation today!

What You Need:

  • AA batteries
  • Copper wire
  • Solid hookup wire
  • Wire strippers
  • Magnets

The Science Behind It:

Homopolar motors were the first kind of motor built by Michael Faraday in 1821 with a conductor, battery, and magnetic field! The wire spins due to the electric current flowing through it, which is also why it will stop spinning if you have a loose connection!