This week 4BD worked with a Mad Scientist to complete their final junior electrician mission. Our sparky scientist question was: have you ever received an electric shock and wondered how it happened? To explore the concept of static electricity, the children carried out some exciting, hair-raising experiments and learnt all about atoms, protons and electrons.
The children charged up a balloon by rubbing it on their hair, jumper or the carpet. When we then placed the feathers close to the balloon, they attached as positive and negative charges attract. 4BD also explored how they were conductors using the Van De Graaf machine and ball buzzers. Some brave members of 4BD even gave Miss Bozier an electric shock!
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