Ruby Class Science - Electricity

Date: 15th Sep 2017 @ 3:46pm

This afternoon we started a Science unit on electrcity.  We introduced the topic by looking at some of the dangers associated with electicity and some of the steps that we need to take to ensure that everyone is kept safe when using electricity.  

We used Switched On Kids to visit the different rooms in a house and identify the dangers we could see on the screen. 

Then, the children produced a warning poster which we are going to display in key locations around the school to remind everyone to keep safe.



Next, we got practical and had a go at using some equipment to make simple circuits.  The children were given very little guidance at this point, they could choose from the selection of equipment to make the bulb light up and the buzzer sound.  They did a fantastic job problem-solving in their groups and by the end of the afternoon we had multiple bulbs in the same circuit, a bulb and a buzzer, and even a working propeller!  

We'll take this learning on a step further next week by consider what is needed to make a circuit work before investigating conductors and insulators.

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