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Electricity Incursion from Monash University

This week Sally, a scientist from Monash University,

came to our school to teach us about electrical circuits.

It was a fantastic, and very educational incursion.

We learnt so much and we were even able to build our own electrical circuits.

We built series and parallel circuits and discovered why the more lights there are on a series circuit, the weaker the glow.

A parallel circuit maintained the strength of the glow for each globe we added.

We especially enjoyed the part about how the aurora borealis looks in a test tube.

Did you know that a lemon and potato can actually conduct electricity?

We experimented and discovered that they do conduct electricity.

Electricity: Energy Usage and Electrical Circuits

Our science unit this term is  http://www.rasaint.net/ - Glitter Graphics

Not only will we be looking at our energy usage,

but we will also be learning about how

an electrical circuit works.

You will be constructing your own electrical circuits using batteries, wire and a globe.

Become creative and design your own Book Light

and watch it light up!

Click on the picture below to take you to a number of different links

that will assist you with our unit.