P4B Week Ending 10/11/17

This week we have been learning about conductors and insulators.  We did a fantastic job of making an electric circuit using a bulb, battery and wires.  We were all delighted when we were able to make our bulbs light!

Next, we introduced an elastic band to the circuit to see if the bulb would still light.  It didn’t!  We proved in this experiment that elastic bands are not conductors of electricity as the bulb did not light up!  We learned that elastic is therefore an insulator.

Our next experiment included a paper clip, battery, wires and a bulb.  The bulb was still able to light up proving that paper clips, or metal objects, are good conductors of electricity!

Some of us experimented with the metal on our pencil cases and our metal table name holders to test this further.