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Electromagnet project – Electricity – Science

By |2018-05-31T11:49:13+00:00August 16th, 2017|Physics|

Build your own electromagnet with a nail, some copper wire, and a battery You can build your own electromagnet. Get about five meters of copper magnet wire (you can buy it at Radio Shack or Home Depot), a large iron nail or another piece of iron about the same size like a butter knife, a rubberband, some sandpaper, [...]

What is a battery? Electricity

By |2018-05-31T11:49:20+00:00August 16th, 2017|Modern Europe, Science|

A Leyden Jar - an early kind of electric battery In the early 1800s AD, about 200 years ago, scientists in Denmark and Britain figured out another way to make magnets. This way you didn't need a lodestone. You could also make much stronger magnets. And you could turn the magnets on and off. [...]

European science in the 1800s

By |2018-04-16T10:32:30+00:00August 7th, 2017|Modern Europe, Science|

European boys at school in the 1800s In the first half of the 1800s AD, countries in northern Europe like France and Britain forced India, Ghana, Nigeria, Canada, and other countries to give them food. That meant that many people in northern Europe could stop farming and get an education. Families sent more boys to school than girls, so most of the educated people were [...]