Saturday 5 May 2018

Study on Electricity

Today I'd like to share with you some of what was covered on an electricity study we did with another homeschool family. 

We looked through these books a bit.
A great resource if you ever find them. 

I found this on a site...forgot to save the site, but if you click on the picture you should be able to read the little write up.  
Here is another link to a great site HERE! 

Following are some pages that I saved off of Google Images that helped 
to get everyone talking on topic. 

After talking about this, I gave each of us a tag with either a positive or a negative charge.  
We then proceeded to move about the room either being attracted to each other or repelling each other.  

This was interesting as the kids all talked about different galvanometers they knew about. 

Here we used my son's new Electronic snap circuits kit to make a circuit with a light, a fan, and a speaker (playing happy birthday).  

With this we tried to gain some static electricity by moving about the room scuffing our socks on the carpet.  Unfortunately this didn't work as we had hopped.  We did talk about those "zaps" we get from time to time on our vehicles or when we touch metal doors...same thing. 

At the end, everyone got one of these word searches and we worked together finding each of the terms.  It was lots of fun! 

So a simple little time learning about electricity, 
hopefully getting them more excited about this topic. 

Thanks for dropping by! 

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