This week P6 have been learning about how electricity works. During one activity, we pretended to be electrons moving around a wire. The batteries handed energy to the electrons to make them move and the electrons passed this to the light, who used it up. We learnt that electrons have a negative charge and that they try to stay as far part from each other as possible. Therefore once one electron moves, all electrons in the wire also move. Once the energy is used up the electrons stop moving.
We also had fun setting up up simple circuits, which we later drew on white boards. Jackson discovered that if he connected the battery to the switch, the switch had to be pushed to light up the lamp. However if the lamp was connected before the switch then the switch was used to turn off the lamp. Mrs Shaw was very impressed!