Hans Christian Oersted
Updated: 4/14/2020
Hans Christian Oersted

Storyboard Description

Read as Hans Christian Oersted Discovers Electromagnetism.

Storyboard Text

  • As I was preparing for an experiment, I noticed that when I turned on the electric current in a wire, a compass needle in another experiment started to move.
  • I wondered what had happened?
  • I then turned off the electric current, I noticed that the compass needle had gone to its orginal posistion. Thus realizing the relationship between electricity and magnets. Therefore, discoving Electromagnetism!
  • Now, I will show you how to make your own Electromagnet. You will need a battery, a copper wire, and one nail. (Preferably 3 inches)
  • Now, what we will do is wrap the wire around the nail. Be sure that there is at least 3 inches left on both sides. Then, connect the two ends of the wire to the two ends of the battery. To make sure that it works, try to pick up nails, and paperclips.
  • Some of you may be asking, "What is the difference between magnets and electromagants?", Well, an electromagnet is a temporary magent. A regular magnet is permanent.