Over the last couple of weeks, we have been learning about Electricity – Circuits.
We were each given a Circuit Kit which consisted of a battery pack, switch, wires and light bulbs. We had to design and construct a functioning ‘Light/Lamp’. Here are a few of our finished ones!
We look forward to sharing all of them with you!
Today we were lucky to have Sally come in to begin our Science unit about ‘Electricity’. She managed to teach us as much she could about electricity in ONE hour!
Sally taught us about volts, batteries, voltage, currents, circuits, insulators and conductors. We were all given the opportunity to create our own circuits – a basic circuit, series circuit and parallel circuits!
We then got to add buzzers, fans and switches to our circuits.
Sally explained that some things can be insulators and others can be conductors of energy. We explored a number of materials and identified whether they were insulators and conductors. Did you know that potatoes, apples and lemons are conductors???
Lastly, we got to use a ‘device’ that enabled us to experience what it feels like to be electrocuted! Lots of us found it difficult to keep our fingers on the buttons for too long!
Have a look at the photos and let us know what you think.
What did you learn from Sally at our incursion?
Did you enjoy the experience? Why? Why not?
This week, Sally from Monash Science visited the 5/6’s to teach us all she knew about Electricity.
We looked at Parallel and Series Circuits and experiments with items to find out which ones allowed electrical currents to pass through.
What did you learn?
What was your favourite part of the incursion?