Pauline’s Year 4 Class have been highly creative as part of Science Week at Michael Faraday School. The children have all designed and built a model fairground carousel.
The main science behind this project has been an electrical circuit. Pauline’s Class have been learning how all circuits need a power source, a component and a flow of electricity to complete the circuit.
The carousels were powered by a simple motor. We attached an elastic band to the motor to act as a drive belt. This was connected at the other end to a wooden circle which rotated the main carousel.
A switch was added to the circuit to help control our models. This was made out of a metal pin. Pauline’s Class have been learning how metal is a great conductor. This was the best material to use for the switch.
With the science behind the carousels now working, Pauline’s Class have been busy decorating their models. Some wonderfully detailed designs have been created, as you can see from the photos below.