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Interactive video lesson plan for: DIY Electric Train

Activity overview:

Create your own electric train using copper wire, a AAA battery and two neodymium magnets.

Trouble Shooting
-Make sure the magnets are aligned correctly with the magnetic field of the coil.
- Make sure the coil is smooth or the train will get snagged on jagged parts of the coil.

Supplies and Links

-AAA Battery (
-2 Neodymium Magnets
- 5/8" Wooden Dowel Rod (
-22ga. Bare Copper Wire (

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