Electric Generator
How does the speed of turning rotor affect the output voltage?
(Sponsored Project Guide)
In this project you will make a wooden electric generator that really works and can light up a small lamp. You will then use this generator to see how does the speed of turning rotor affect the output voltage of the generator.

The electric generator you make will also show how a moving magnet can induce electrical energy in a wire without touching it.

Electric Generator Science Project
Material and instructions:
A wooden generator is made of wood. The only non-wood components in this generator are wire and magnet. Compare to other construction materials, wood is easier to use and you can easily use wood glue to connect the pieces together. When you buy a kit for this project, in addition to the wood parts that are cut to size, you will also get an strong magnet and appropriate wires for your generator. Kits also include some kind of lamp and a base for it.
Details of this project
More details for this project is available in the members section of ScienceProject.com web site. This is a free project guide, so free members also can access the details of this project. This project is sponsored by MiniScience.com that is also the supplier of parts and kits for wooden generators.

Recommended for grades 5 and up: If you have never made an electric generator, we certainly recommend it (even if you are 85 years old).

Success rate: The success rate in making a working electric generator is about 96%. Most failures are caused by ignoring or not reading the instructions. The remaining failures is due to not knowing the basic knowledge of electricity and conductivity. Please do not select this project if you have never made a Simple Electrical Circuit, (or if you think Simple Electric Circuit means Easy Electrical Circuit).