When you need quality electronic kits, think first of Maxwell Scientific.
Our kits will provide your students with a wide variety of interesting and
fun projects. Remember, every kit comes with a teacher's manual and a packet
of professionally-designed lesson plans.
Oersted's Lucky Lecture
At the beginning of the nineteenth century, electricity and
magnetism had been seen as two entirely different forces. This all
changed thanks to Hans Christian Oersted's lucky lecture.
Orested had been using a strong battery in one of his lectures, and
as he concluded his talk he placed a current-carrying wire over a compass.
To his surprise, the compass begain to move quickly from the north
direction to the east directon, as if it were in the presence of an
intense magnetic field. Oersted reversed the flow of the electric current
and the compass promptly began pointing west.
As soon as Oersted announced his discovery, physicists all over Europe
duplicated the experiment and quickly realized that electricity
and magnetism were two aspects of the same force. Today we refer to this
force as electromagnetism, thanks, in part, to Oersted's lucky
Featured Electronics Products
- Burglar Alarm Kit: Your students can build their own burglar
alarms with this board-mounted horn and LED indicator. Requires a
6-volt DC battery (not included.) Price $5.95 Stock Number: EL1-001
- Crystal Radio Kit: Teach the principles of radios and electronics
with this special radio kit. No batteries required.
Price $5.95 Stock Number: EL1-002
- Microphone Kit: Build a simple RF transmitter. Sounds are picked
up by a miniature microphone and then transmitted to an FM radio.
Price $9.95 Stock Number: EL1-003
- Binary Counter Kit: Teach electronics and the principles
of binary mathematics with this fun and interesting kit. Binary
counts can be displayed with Maxwell Scientific's Decimal
Display Kit. Price $9.95 Stock Number: EL1-004
- Strobe Light Kit: Use the enclosed xenon strobe tube to create
your own strobe light. Adult supervision required.
Price $19.95 Stock Number: EL2-001
- Electronics Lab: Explore the fun of electronics with this lab
kit. The kit contains instructions for over 100 different projects.
Lesson plans included. Price $59.95 Stock Number: EL3-017
- Advaned Electronics Lab: Explore more of the world of electronics
with this kit for advanced users. Features over 300 different projects
with lesson plans and a teacher's guide.
Price $129.95 Stock Number: EL5-001
- Circuit Board: Students can learn the fundamentals of
electronics and circuits with this circuit board. Comes with
double-ole switch, 2 DC motors, 2 lights, jumper wires, and
clamp-type connectors. Price $59.95. Stock Number: EL3-010
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