Conductors and Insulators

Owls' latest science topic has been electricity. First we learnt that there are two methods of powering appliance, through mains supply and batteries. We looked at the uses of electricity but also the dangers, particularly when using the mains supply.

The children really enjoyed making various circuits and experimenting to see the effects of adding more batteries or bulbs to the circuit. We also investigated which materials conducted electricity and which were insulators. Many of us were surprised that the tin foil conducted electricity.