Wordless Wednesday Build a Motor in 10 Minutes #WW

James is learning about Electricity/ Magnetism in his 4th grade class. Dad and the boys built their own electric motor using the instructions called Build a Motor in 10 Minutes found at scitoys.com.  The motor is simply a battery, a magnet, and a small coil of wire you make yourself. If all things are put together correctly, the little motor really spins around at a fast rate!

Happy Wordless Wednesday!

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Kristi Maloney is a work from home mom to two boys ages 9 and 12. Since 2009, she has featured in-depth product, and book reviews and hosted high-quality, exciting giveaways on her blog Moms Own Words. When she is not blogging about life in New England, tips on everything and anything, recipes and the antics of her boys, you can find her providing taxi, laundry, meal preparation and decluttering services for her family. Email at maloney(dot)Kristi@gmail(dot)com.

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  1. 1

    Good to know…not that I’ll ever do it, but it’ good info to tuck away :)

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    Very neat!! I remember having to do something similar back in school :)

  3. 3

    great project for kids. hopefully it was inspirational

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    Thank goodness for dads because that is way outside my box!

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    Well done to both :-)

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    Science experiements are so fun! Looks like they were really enjoying theirs!

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    Very cool. I’ll have to bookmark this one for the next science fair. lol Happy WW!

  8. 8

    What a great bonding experience for the three of them! Sounds like a lot of fun.

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    My oldest daughter(11) loves stuff like this! very cool!

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    Great photos showing how it is done! I’m sure the boys had a blast, dad too!

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    Wow, that’s just cool! Looks easy, but fun!

  13. 13

    that’s so cool! and such a great bonding activity for them…

  14. 14

    This is so cool!

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    That’s pretty nifty!

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    Vickie Couturier says:

    thats really cool that they could do that,I know I couldnt dont have the patience for that,but they did a great job ,,

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    That brings back some memories!

    Have a great WW!

  18. 18

    WOW! How cool is that? Looks fun too.

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    Diane Sallans says:

    Projects like this are so great for finding out what kids are interested in for a possible future career.

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    Awesome!! I loved projects like this as a kid.

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    Visiting from withapinkie.blogspot.com

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    What fun!

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    Now that is an awesome project! Great job guys!!! It reminds me of when my son was that age and all the science projects and stuff in Cub Scouts we did. I miss those days! – bryan

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