How Does an Electric Motor Work? - Lesson for Kids


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The principle of induction states that flowing electric current will induce a _____ field.

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1. The first American to create an electric motor was named _____.

2. In magnets, the north pole is _____ another magnet's south pole and _____ another magnet's north pole. Choose the answer that correctly fills in each blank in order.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet will cover how electric motors function. See what you know about important study topics like the principle of induction and the first American who created an electric motor.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be quizzed on these areas of study:

  • The north and south poles of magnets
  • The main cause of electricity
  • What moves the electric current in an electric motor

Skills Practiced

  • Reading awareness - make sure you know the most important information from the electric motors lesson
  • Remembering details - remember what you've learned about the history of electric motors to name the first American who created one
  • Learning practice - use what you know to answer questions about magnets, electric current and the principle of induction

Additional Learning

Learn more about electricity from the lesson we've named How Does an Electric Motor Work? - Lesson for Kids. These areas of study will be covered:

  • Definition of 'induce'
  • The right-hand rule with regard to flowing electric current
  • The way induction is used in an electric motor
  • Motion and force from an electric current