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This half term we have been learning about electricity. The children have been making circuits, fixing circuits and making circuits more powerful. They have been learning about conductors and insulators around the classroom and how these are valuable in most of our house hold objects. The children made their own switches and discussed different types of switches and which are appropriate to the job they are doing. We tried to make a lemon work as a battery to which we were unsuccessful but we tried extremely hard! Finally, we looked at electrical safety and were all extremely clued up on how to make sure we do not get ourselves in any electrical dangers! 

Take a look at some of our exciting experiments and work below. 

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Being electrons in a circuit

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Today's lesson was all about power sources. We have heard that a lemon can be used to power a light bulb. Unfortunately, we weren't able to light it up but it did start lots of discussion about fair tests and how much power is needed. 
Our first lesson about electricity saw us discussing about what electricity is and then trying to use limited equipment to get a motor running. I was impressed with the residence of the children as they needed to complete the task with no instructions!