Invention Activity

Using your newly developed knowledge and skills with electricity and magnetism, your group must design and fabricate a Pop-up card. You have complete freedom in your design but it must be activated by an electromagnet. This means you cannot physically move the card with your hand in any way! You may use your pop up card from the first project if you wish.



You can make use of the following materials:

  • Cardstock 
  • Scissors 
  • Silhouette Die Cutter
  • Tape 
  • Copper Wire 
  • Copper Tape 
  • Battery
  • Iron coat hanger  
  • LED lights

Design Drawing

Sketch a detailed drawing of how you plan to apply the science knowledge you learned from Labs 1-5 to construct your electromagnetically activated popup card.

Design Description

How will your card go from the “down” position to the “up” position without touching it? Your description should describe what you can see in the design drawing above.