Well son, you see, both electric motors like the one in your car and generators work because of magnetism and electromagnetism.
Hey Dad, how does my remote control car work?
Well there are permanent magnets which are a natural phenomenons and electromagnets which are created by running an electric current through a wire. The way motors work are these magnetic forces compliment each other.
What are those?
(Question 1 & 2)
The permanent magnet with a south end on one side and a north end on the other surrounding the electromagnet, a metal wire coil which helps spin an axel or pivot connected to the wire coil.
And the electricity for the motor comes from the batteries?
Timmy is curious about his toy
Exactly! A generator simply works in reverse turning kinetic energy, say from a spinning turbine, into electric energy. The axel spins the electromagnet creating electricity and sending through the wiring of the device.
Dad explains magnetism and motors and generators to Timmy
Dad continues explaining
Timmy is intrigued by what his dad has just told him