Sunday, 18 September 2022

Year 6: Science

Electricity is all around us, our enthusiastic Year 6 scientists have reliably informed us, in our living rooms, in our kitchens, in our classrooms and now even on the road too.  Despite its rising cost (which they were all fully aware of), the children have an understanding of just how reliant we are on it.  Surprised by its origins in nature, the children have followed its development from amber resin being rubbed by fur (Thales of Miletus), to Benjamin Franklin (and his kite experiment), then on to Thomas Edison's 'Direct Current' and finally Nikiola Telsa and his 'Alternating Current'.  

This week, Year 6 have been experimenting with balloons and making and drawing circuits using the appropriate symbols.  What a ‘shocking’ first two weeks in Science!