Electrical Circuits

Lesson: Science

Class: Y4 Year: 2022 - 2023

Electrical Circuits

Today, Y4 have been investigating to see whether materials are a conductor or an insulator. We used knowledge that we have been taught from previous lessons about complete and incomplete circuits to create a suitable investigation. 

Children discovered that if they made a complete circuit and checked the lightbulb worked that would prove that the electricity was able to flow around the circuit. They decided that they would need to create a gap and then put different materials in the gap to see if they would allow electricity to pass through them. 

The children made predictions first of all as to which materials would be conductors and which would be insulators, Then, they tested them! They absoloutley loved testing the materials and seeing whether the light bulbs lit up or not!

Lyme Community Primary, Lyme St, Newton-le-Willows WA12 9HD