We were learning about the scientific symbols for electrical elements today.
Try out this great website for a practice:
‘If you put a small bulb with a cell, it will light up because the cell doesn’t have enough energy to light up a large bulb.’ Zarah
Do you agree with Zarah?
Do you have your own theories?
zarah good theory that was very intresting and very smart well done and good job
anyway i made my own but it really hard to explain so ill do it in class
Well done Emmanuel, I love that you have your own theory! Come and talk to me about it in class!
My favourite bit in science is when we got to draw the circuits because it made it more challenging and made me think ‘hold on is this a switch of or switch on’
For me I really enjoyed our year 6 science activity!
Ms Felton keep up the great work!
Thanks Rovaughn! I’m glad it made you think! What would you like to find out next?
I liked the part also when we were drawing the circuits and even though I never had a lot of time it still made me think and yeah I made a mast aka with the battery and the cell
Thank you very much for the hard teaching that u have done for the whole class you are one of the best teachers
Thank you for working so hard Tianna! What would you like to learn about next in Electricity?
Helllooo! Today I really enjoyed learning all the advanced symbols [saves me from writing some words based on electricity]. What are the symbols for AC and DC [alternating and diret current]? I can’t wait for our next lesson what is going to be [Gasp]? [please an investigation so I can become MR Sherlock Holmes].
Andy, I’m really looking forward to our investigation. What would you like to investigate?
I just had a try on Cleo circuits and it was amazing. Unfortunately, I discovered putting 3 ammeters, 2 buzzers, 2 small lamps/lights, 3 big lights,2 switches, 3 links,7 batteries and 1 cell doesn’t completely work [aawww]. [but I said ‘didn’t completely work’ because…] only one buzzer and 4 lights worked.
Great Andy! I’m so glad that you’ve been trying out the website! Why do you think that circuit didn’t work?
I really enjoyed making my work because its really helping me because right now im struggiling in science.
You did really well in Science yesterday Cheick and you came up with so many good questions!
I really enjoyed our work together!
It was really fun! I loved the game! Please can we play the game in class.
I agree with zarah, I don’t know how zarah though of that in such a short amount of time
Do you have any other predictions Naomi?
I totally agree with Zarah and I will try and do some research on why that is!
Do you have a prediction of why this might be?
It might be because when you get a cell and complete its circuit with a large bulb there will not be enough power to illuminate it. However, if you used a smaller bulb it would be likely to light up.
Let’s test this theory with real electrical elements on Thursday in our Science lesson.
The website is so interesting, and tried making a circuit with every single component in the list – it didn’t go too well. But, nevertheless, I have a theory. If you were to put loads of batteries full of cells, you could blow up the bulb with the amount of voltage ejecting from the source at once. You could generate 600 volts, then plug it in!
Just a heads up, 600V is a lot of power, and I DO NOT advise you to create so much power. Doing so could end up in danger.
Glad you liked it Kane! We’re going to do some investigating in class with real electrical elements (although maybe not with that many bolts!!!)
maybe if you put a gigantic cell with A gigantic battery it will work
So do you think the size of the cell affects the amount of energy?
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