Year 6 investigate series and parallel circuits.

13th March 2018

Monday 12th March 2018

To celebrate British Science Week and its theme ‘exploration and discovery’, Year 6 investigated how to build various circuits, allowing some  components to work and others to be controlled by switches by using series and parallel circuits.

We discussed how Christmas tree lights used to be wired using a series circuit but this caused annoyance to people as when one light bulb broke, the others didn’t work either. Therefore you had to work out which light bulb caused the problem in the beginning. This is due to the circuit being broken by the faulty light which means that electricity cannot pass through the circuit.

Thankfully, Christmas tree lights are now mainly wired in a parallel circuit. So if one light bulb breaks, the other light bulbs will work as the current has several paths to travel.

In groups, we had different challenges to solve. We had to discover which circuits worked best and why (series or parallel).

Mrs Hamilton and Miss Monaghan

Recent Tweets
Longmoor CPS's Twitter avatar
Longmoor CPS
@longmoorcps

While Y5 were out with @EITC, Year 6 have been totally engaged and engrossed by their World War II workshops. What… t.co/A29pbYISXn

Longmoor CPS's Twitter avatar
Longmoor CPS
@longmoorcps

And just enough time for a quick game of shoot out before we return to school. Thanks for having us, @EITC!… t.co/jxf7i3X5Df

Longmoor CPS's Twitter avatar
Longmoor CPS
@longmoorcps

Year 5 are enjoying an athletics workshop today with @EITC; we are taking part in activities designed to continue b… t.co/NIhuuP86em

Everton in the Community's Twitter avatar
Everton in the Community
@EITC

🎬 | Another well deserved trip for our #PLPrimaryStars group from @longmoorcps. Their continued effort and behaviou… t.co/hTxrOmrcL6

Retweeted by Longmoor CPS
Longmoor CPS's Twitter avatar
Longmoor CPS
@longmoorcps

@EITC Thank you @EITC for your support - it makes a huge difference to our pupils! #ProudOfOurPupils #PLPrimaryStars