The P3 and 4 boys and girls had 5 visitors this afternoon from P1 and 2 and we chose unanimously to share our learning about energy and circuits.
Mr. Liney laid out the equipment but we organised everything else. We worked co-operatively in groups of 3 and helped the wee ones to make a circuit and taught them the science words for all the parts. We problem solved how to make a switch from classroom stationery and some of us went on to make parallel circuits.
A note from Mr. L.
It was a joy to hear the language used and the learning shared.
‘We call it a lamp. Bulbs grow in the garden.’
‘Will we make a simple circuit first?’
‘Can you see it’s an unbroken loop?’
‘This is a cell. Now this is a battery of cells.’
‘Righty tighty.’ ‘Lefty loosey.’
If you can explain it to a P1, you understand it, right enough!