Today Year 6 put theory into practice and tested out a variety of predictions regarding the factors that could affect the brightness of a bulb within a circuit.
Each group chose what they would like to focus their investigation on. They looked at how length of wire, thickness of wire, adding more bulbs or using less power could impact on a bulb’s brightness.
The children had to create a hypothesis to test, select the equipment they needed, plan how to conduct the investigation, decide which variables they would change and which would need to remain the same.
They then had to draw a conclusion from their recorded results and present to the rest of the class.
Some children went a step further and created their own investigations regarding the powering of a motor!
A fun-filled afternoon of learning!!