Our Science Question is an opportunity for all pupils to use independent research to provoke discussion and stimulate scientific thinking.
The question is set on a Tuesday/Wednesday, and can be seen on this webpage and on the Science noticeboard in the main corridor (opposite Birch Class). Answers are due ten days later on Thursday, and should be written in a speech bubble and placed on the noticeboard. The best answers are awarded a certificate, which will be presented in assembly.
Our Science Question
What do you think of these statements?
Answer To Past Questions
It’s easy to think that electricity starts at the battery and goes through each part of the circuit in turn, so that a switch needs to be in front of the lamp to turn it on and off. However the electricity flows in all parts of the circuit at the same time. The switch can be anywhere in the circuit and it will still turn the lamp on and off. For the lamp to turn on the circuit has to be complete, opening the switch makes the circuit incomplete and so the lamp turns off.