BrainPOP

Electromagnets

Put electricity and magnets together and what do you get? Electromagnets! In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby explain all about how electromagnets work. You’ll find out how scientists discovered them and what they do, exactly. See how magnetic fields are created with wire, and how you can make a simple motor out of electromagnets. You’ll also learn about the differences between regular magnets and electromagnets, and why electromagnets are used in so many different technologies. It feels like magic — but it’s science!

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