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Monday, January 19, 2015

Bright Sparks 4 Kids

We are learning all about electricity.
We have got a new Bright Sparks 4 Kids kit in the school.
Today teacher showed us how to make circuits.
 Tomorrow we look forward to making them ourselves.
We made circuits that lit a bulb (using one and then two batteries).
We made circuits that made a buzzer sound or made a fan rotate (again using one and then two batteries).
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We found that if we used two batteries instead of a single battery that the bulb lit brighter, that the motor turned faster and that the buzzer sounded higher.
We even inserted switches so we could turn the buzzer/light/motor on and off.
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We are really good at figuring out how circuits work!
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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Working with electricity

We have been talking about electricity.
Yesterday we saw how to make a circuit.
Today we gave it a try for ourselves.
In groups of three, we were given a battery, a bulb and two wires and we had to get the bulb to light.
It was quite a challenge but when we worked together we could get the bulbs lighting.
Next teacher took away one wire and we had to light the bulb again, this time with just a bulb, a battery and only one wire.
We are good at this when we work together.
Tomorrow we will talk about electrical safety.