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This week’s Year 6 Blogger – Merex!

In Science with Mrs. McGurk, Year 6 have been learning about electricity. We have been mainly focusing on creating different circuits. 

Electricity

An atom is created by neutron, electrons, and protons. It can also mean the energy you get when electrons flow from place to place. Electricity can be seen in nature in a bolt of lightning. Lightning is nothing but a large number of electrons flowing through the air all at once, releasing a huge amount of energy. Electrons are one of the three main types of particles that make up atoms. and a proton is one of three main particles that make up the atom. Protons are found in the nucleus of the atom. Unlike protons and electrons, which are electrically charged, neutrons have no charge – they are electrically neutral.

Circuit

A circuit is a path that electricity flows along. It is created with wires, batteries, a transducer (a bulb), and a switch (for safety). To create a circuit, you must first place batteries into a battery pack that has two wires and a switch connected to it. Then, wrap the wire around the screws of the bulb, make sure that the metal wires are securely attached. once you have done this, flip the switch on and… You have a circuit!

Conductors and Insulators

A conductor is an object that allows electricity to pass through the circuit. An insulator is and objects that doesn’t allow electricity to pass through a circuit. A conductor needs to have a trace of metal in it e.g. a screw, copper, graphite. An insulator is anything without a trace of metal e.g. paper, wood, wool.

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