Electricity and circuits

In science, we have been looking at electricity and creating simple circuits. The children enjoyed the challenge of getting their light bulb to light up. They discovered that they needed a complete circuit with a battery cell, wires and a light bulb. They practised drawing this out with the correct symbols. The children then moved on to use motors, buzzers and switches in their circuits. They tested out what would happen if the switch was off and how this would look in their drawing. We then discussed conductors and insulators and what we use them for. The children created their own experiment to test each of their different materials to find out if they were conductors or insulators. They found that all of their metal objects were conductors.