Man Turns Copper Wire, Battery, And Magnets Into A Simple Train

There are many gifts that you could give to a young child but one that is appreciated by many children and remembered for many years is a toy train. It doesn’t matter if it is a complex train or if it is just one that is rather simple, it helps to spark the imagination and many children find themselves playing with a train set for hours. It is the perfect gift to give your child when you want them to do something other than play on the iPad.

Of course, there are also other ways for you to give your child something interesting in this regard, and this video shows you an awesome way to do it. Not only is this a way to create one of the simplest “trains” that you could possibly imagine, it also helps to introduce your children to the world of science through an interesting science experiment.

To take part in this experiment, you will need coiled copper wire, a few magnets and a battery. It uses the principle of magnetic levitation and it pushes the battery through the coils in a continuous loop. This type of perpetual motion is amazing to see in action.

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