simple motor

From: gpparisi (
Date: Tue Apr 01 2003 - 15:20:42 PST

When observing a simple motor (one with paper clips, a battery, a rubber band, a magnet and an enamel armature, we noticed that when the entire thing is flipped upside down it stops and begins to spin in the opposite direction. Why is this?

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