Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Michael Faraday (1791 – 1867) Was Born

Michael Faraday was an English scientist, best known for the discovery of electromagnetic induction and the inventions of the electric motor and dynamo.

Science Fair Project Information
Title: Measure the torque of an electric motor by the mass lifted by the motor.
Subject: Electricity / Magnetism
Grade level: Middle School Grades 7-9
Academic Level: Ordinary
Project Type: Experimental
Cost: Low
Awards: 2nd place, Canada Wide Virtual Science Fair (2007)
Affiliation: Canada Wide Virtual Science Fair (VSF)
Year: 2007
Description: In order to measure the torque, the electric motor is suspended off the ground and a string is attached to the axel of the motor while the other end of the string is attached to different weights. The distance the motor lifts the weights off the ground is measured.
Link: http://www.odec.ca/projects/2007/benn7b2/

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