After a bit of a hiatus, when life unfortunately got in the way, we are back to having a fortnightly science session with friends. The theme this half term is electricity.
Not a new idea to any of the kids, so more about exploring and having fun.
We started off with some fun with static electricity. Sticking balloons to heads.
Lots of balloons 🙂 We then had a go at making tissue ghosts dance using combs. Was far more successful simply combing hair rather than rubbing with cloths. Then the balloons came back out.
We had a failed attempt to make a battery using copper, zinc and vinegar. I hadn’t managed to get hold of the thin strips they specified so it was a bodged together job anyway.
We then built simple circuits to light bulbs and tested various materials to see if they were conductors.
They wanted to test gold so had a go with my wedding ring.On to more circuits next time.