This week we decided to explore electricity.
We took quite a few different lights, gadgets and gizmos from our show Inside the Rainbow so the classroom was darkened as the children came in with all the lights on....that got a reaction!
We then explored different light sources that used eletrciity.
Some used mains, others battery and some needed winding up or shaking to work because they had no batteries at all.
We also had some that didn't seem to have any way to turn them on....it needed a himan to become part of the circyut before the light would work.
Then for some serious science.....
We explained how the energy sticks worked and gave every group a stick to see what they made of it.
Then we showed the class how you can use the energy stick to test different materials to see if they wold conduct electricity or not.
Every group had a tray full of fascinating materials and began to investigate.
Finally we made a huge circle to see if the stick worked with the whole class.....and it did!
So we say goodbye for now to all our friends at Ysgol Bryn Gwalia.
|thanks to Ms Griffiths for this photo montage|
This first project has been very successful - there are a few tweaks we will make for the next one but I do hope more schools in NE Wales will sign up for such a great time!