We have been greatly impressed by our Class 1G pupils who have been working independently to create an electrical circuit during science lessons. We started off our work by learning about the three key components that we need for a circuit: a power source, some wire to carry the electricity and a device that can be powered by the circuit.
Working with light bulbs for this experiment, the pupils have learnt that power needs to flow around the circuit. The wire needs to go to the battery, and then from the battery to the light bulb, before heading back to the battery once again.
Once we had established this, we set the challenge for our Class 1G pupils to fix a broken circuit. We removed one of the three key components, and then asked our young scientists to rebuild the circuit. A great success!