The Year 4 pupils at Michael Faraday School have concluded their science learning for the spring term with a very practical piece of work being completed. Our main theme over recent weeks has been to learn about electrical circuits.
A variety of different circuits have been gradually been built up. The pupils have been learning how we need a power source at the starting point. A flow of electricity than needs to be created, with a component being powered in the circuit.
This work has developed so that each class member has built their own fan powered electrical buggy. A powerful motor turns a propellor. This creates a small wind current that is strong enough for the buggy to move.
Further components will be added to our buggies. Year 4 will be experimenting to see what impact it might have to the movement of our models if we add in lights or small buzzers.