We have been learning about electrical circuits this week. Mrs Stewart gave us two batteries, a battery holder, wires and a bulb with a bulb holder. We had to see if we could put them all together to make the bulb light up. We learned that a circuit must form a loop with the wires from the power source in order for it to work properly. We managed it, although the wires were a bit fiddly!
We are going to use our electrical circuits to light up our lighthouse models when we make them.
Click here for the Blobz Guide to Electrical Circuits – a very handy website for finding out all about them.
This term we are learning all about lighthouses. We have a very famous lighthouse near Arbroath called the Bell Rock. It is 200 hundred years old this year and is the oldest surviving sea washed lighthouse in the world!
We will be linking our learning about lighthouses to our science topic of electricity. We will be learning about electrical circuits and will make our own lighthouses with a flashing light.
If you would like to see some of the planning we did for our topic together click on the link below. Keep visiting to find out more about our topic.