Visit from Andy MacDonald from the Islay Energy Trust

We had a very interesting afternoon with Mr MacDonald learning about the various renewable energy projects in and around Islay. We watched a slide show and video showing where the proposed Tidal Array for the sound of Islay where 10 sea turbines will be able to create electricity for the whole of Islay! We also discussed wind power, solar energy and hydro power.We learned a lot of interesting facts for our Energy Around Us topic.

Electrical Christmas Models

The end of the electricity topic meant a challenge, in groups to use an electrical circuit to make a Christmas related model. The groups had to plan, design and build a model relating to Christmas using an electrical circuit. Points were awarded for excellent design, originality and good use of circuits. At the end we had a Rudolf with a light up nose, a snowman whose carrot nose glowed orange, a Stop Here Santa Sign that had Rudolf’s eyes rotating and a christmas quiz where rudolfs nose glows if you get the correct answer. The Christmas quiz was voted the winner.