In Science pupils of 3rd and 4th class have been learning about electricity.
As well as learning about mains electricity they explored how we can create electricity from batteries.
Using batteries,wires and bulbs the pupils constructed simple circuits.
Following this they learned all about switches and how turning off the switch it breaks the circuit and when they are turned on the switch joins the circuit.
The pupils then created their own switches using paper clips and drawing pins attached to cardboard and connected their switch to their simple circuits.
The pupils also learned that electricity can travel through some materials but not others. Materials through which electricity flows through are good conductors of electricity .Materials that do not allow electricity to pass through are insulators of electricity.
Pupils collected a number of items such as keys,coins,clips,plastic rulers,pencils,locks and other materials and then tested to see which were good conductors or insulators.
They has great fun making their predictions and then putting them to the test.