Electronics for Kids; Project 2, DC Motor and Switch

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To find out more about our previous electronics project, please click here.

The objective from project 2 is to show how electricity is used to run a Direct Currect (DC) Motor.

Before you continue reading about this project, you might need to know what is Direct Current (DC). Direct current is an electric current flowing in one direction only, it will always flow from one point to another. Batteries and solar cells produce direct current, they have positive and negative terminals.

You might have heard of Alternating current (AC) as well. Continue reading

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My name is Rahmah, I'm a homeschooling Mum of five. I live in the UK but I'm originally from Indonesia. My educational background is in Electrical Engineering. If you like my blog, please press Ctrl+D to bookmark my page and check What’s new in Rahmah Muslim Homeschool. Please, remember me in your duaa's.

Electronics for Kids; Project 1, Electric Light and Switch

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Actually we did some electronics projects in 2012, but I decided to start it again from the beginning using another electronics kit. This kit is more complicated than the kit that we used before, it has 750 projects, yes, thats a lot. If you haven’t read our previous electronics projects please click here, here and here.

We started from the very basic of circuit, Project 1; Electric Light and Switch.
The objective from this project is to show how electricity is turned “ON” or OFF” with a switch. Continue reading

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My name is Rahmah, I'm a homeschooling Mum of five. I live in the UK but I'm originally from Indonesia. My educational background is in Electrical Engineering. If you like my blog, please press Ctrl+D to bookmark my page and check What’s new in Rahmah Muslim Homeschool. Please, remember me in your duaa's.

Electronics for Kids; Electrical Insulators and Conductors

 

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A good ELECTRICAL CONDUCTOR is a substance which allows electricity to flow through it easily. The opposite of a good electrical conductor is a good ELECTRICAL INSULATOR, which stops electricity from flowing through it.

This experiment will show you whether materials are good conductors or not.

1. Making a Circuit Tester

Turn ON the switch, light the bulb by allowing the probes to touch each other.

2. Now touch a copper coin with both probes. Continue reading

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My name is Rahmah, I'm a homeschooling Mum of five. I live in the UK but I'm originally from Indonesia. My educational background is in Electrical Engineering. If you like my blog, please press Ctrl+D to bookmark my page and check What’s new in Rahmah Muslim Homeschool. Please, remember me in your duaa's.

Electronics for Kids; Making Circuits Work

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Electricity will not flow through a circuit which has a “break” or gap in it. A Switch is a device which can be used to complete or break a circuit so that devices can be switched ON or OFF.

To make appliance work, or light glow you need to close the circuit, you must have a complete unbroken path so electric current can flow from Continue reading

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My name is Rahmah, I'm a homeschooling Mum of five. I live in the UK but I'm originally from Indonesia. My educational background is in Electrical Engineering. If you like my blog, please press Ctrl+D to bookmark my page and check What’s new in Rahmah Muslim Homeschool. Please, remember me in your duaa's.

Electronics for Kids; Simple Circuits

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About Electricity

Electricity is the movement of invisible negatively charged particles called electrons. Electricity in your home comes from a generator, which produces electricity by rotating large coils in a magnetic field. The electricity is carried by wires from the power station all the way to your light, toaster, fan, laptop, etc.

Electricity can also be produced in Continue reading

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My name is Rahmah, I'm a homeschooling Mum of five. I live in the UK but I'm originally from Indonesia. My educational background is in Electrical Engineering. If you like my blog, please press Ctrl+D to bookmark my page and check What’s new in Rahmah Muslim Homeschool. Please, remember me in your duaa's.