Physical Science Activities Manual ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Center of Excellence for Science and Mathematics Education at The University of Martin generator is moved so that it touches the wheel. As you pedal the bike, the moving wheel provides the kinetic energy which turns the knob which turns a shaft inside the generator. The shaft rotates a coil of wire through the magnetic lines of force of a stationary magnet. This causes current to flow which lights the headlight. D. Motor 1. The opposite of a generator is a motor. Here, electrical energy is converted to kinetic energy. Both the generator and the motor are examples of electromagnetic induction. 2. A motor consists of an electromagnet that rotates on an axle. It rotates continuously between the two poles of a fixed permanent magnet. 3.
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