Today students explored circuits using batteries and solar power using play. They also investigated magnets and magnetism. This is important in allowing students to use free flowing play to explore ideas, concepts and build on existing knowledge. The engagement was sky high! Literally.
Snap circuits were really fun, I discovered that you can connect 2 batteries to one switch to make a buzzer, light bulb and fan work- Luka and Djaran
When the loop touched the coat hanger the buzzer sounded because it completed the circuit
We created a double light bulb with a fan, surprisingly the power of the 2 batteries powered 2 bulbs and a fan- Dominic
The fans got forced upwards because there was too much power- Luka
More batteries make the bulb shine brighter- Leah
No this is not a trick… when the repulsive magnetic force between 2 magnets is exactly equal to the downwards force of gravity, you get a levitating magnet!