An now class, we are going to learn about electric motors and generators!
Yay! I love science!
Ugh this sucks.
Ok, who can tell me what the difference between an electric motor and a generator?
Sir, a generator converts mechanical energy into electrical energy,
And a motor converts electrical energy into mechanical energy.
Yes that is correct Jessica! For that reason they are like opposites but they are similar in the fact that they both work because of electromagnetic induction, which is when a voltage is induced by a changing magnetic field.