Learning About Electricity

Learning About Electricity

Today we visited Ms. McLoughlin’s classroom for a fascinating session on electricity.

We were able to group objects according to whether they run on mains electricity, on batteries, or on both.

We learned about static electricity, mains electricity (AC current) and electricity from batteries (DC current).

We used balloons to show static electricity in our hair, and to make worms, snakes and soda cans move.

We made circuits with bulbs, batteries, motors, switches, buzzers and cables.  We used Bright Sparks 4 Kids kits for this.

We tried a circuit tube (from Tiger) and a Musical Touch circuit (from Smyths) and we had fun with an electric lighthouse and quiz that teacher had made.

We also talked about how to keep safe around electricity.

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Here are some games about electricity that we can play online.