Electricity and Magnetism Digital Science Notebook


Scientist A: Allie
Scientist B: Ambrish
Scientist C: Megan

Word Bank / Glossary



Lab


Investigation 2:

Making Connections

Vocabulary to Use
Describe the Investigation
(What We Did)
Observations and Conclusions
(What We Learned)
Photo and/or Video
(What It Looked/Sounded Like)
Part 1: Lighting a Bulb
B = materials
C = procedures
A = laptop/wiki
wires
D cell (battery)
light bulb
filament
source
receiver
circuit
components
Our challenge was to find out how to get the electricity from the electricity source (battery) to the lightbulb.
Our group did this two ways.
In our first circuit, we used these components: a battery, 4 wires, a lightbuld, a battery holder, and a light bulb holder we connected them in this order: the wires were extended from the battery to the light bulb with two on each side of the battery.
In our second curcuit, we used these components:
a battery, 1 wire, a lightbuld, a battery holder, and a light bulb holder
and connected them in this order: we extanded the wire from one side of the battery witch we had placed in the battery holder when we saw it was not working we fiddeled aroud with it and found that if you touch part of the lightbulb holder to the battery than it will light up.
We learned that an electric circut
dose not always work but you just
have to keep trying and the wires
have to be touchig the receiver in
a cirtun way for the lightbulb to
light up. We also learned that
a source has to have a place to connect the wires to coplete the electric circut.
Our Circuts
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We used wires in the circut to make a path from the D cell battery to the light buld and make it light up.
photo.PNG
In this circuit we used only 1 wire a D cell battery and a light bulb to make a circuit from the battery to the light bulb to make it light up. When we finished this was our result.
Part 2: Making a Motor Run
C = materials
A = procedures
B = laptop/wiki
motor
circuit base
Fahnstock clip
switch
schematic diagram
source
receiver
closed circuit
open circuit
components
Our challenge was to find out how to get the electricity from the source to the receiver (motor).
We used these components: switch, moter, battery, and light bulb and connected in this order in most circuits we did the order went a moter with two wires exanded from each side, one connecting to a battery and the other connecting to a switch and from the switch another wire
connecting to the battery, that's the circuit.
We learned that a switch turns the circuit on and off, a battery is the source of power in the circuit, and wires help
connect the circuit together to make it work.
We learned that people use schematic drawings to remeber the circuit, to show the circuit in a smaller form, and to help figuir out if it actualy works or not.
Circut 1 IMG_0119[1].jpgcircut1sdmec4.JPG
Circut 2 IMG_0122[1].jpgIMG_0123[1].jpg
Circut 3mec4circut3.JPGmec4circut3sd.JPG
Circut 4mec4circut4.JPGmec4circut4sd.JPG
Circut 5IMG_0129[1].jpgmec4circuit5.JPG
Circut 6mec4circut6.JPGIMG_0132[1].jpg
Part 3: Conductors and Insulators
A = materials
B = procedures
C = laptop/wiki
conductor
insulator
motor
circuit base
Fahnstock clip
switch
schematic diagram
source
receiver
closed circuit
open circuit
components
Our challenge was to find out which objects could be used to complete a circuit.
First, we built a circuit to use as a tester. It had 4 wires, a battery, a motor, and a switch.
Then, we went to the playground to see which objects are conducters or insalaters.
Next, we used our our circuit tester to find items in our classroom/school.
We learned that a conductor is a
object that can have electricity pass through it.
These items are conductors: people,yellow and black sign, nut and bolt on bench, nail in playground edger, climber with paint scraped.
We learned that an insulator is a
an object that stops the electricity from completing the circuit.
These items are insulators: monkey bars, slide, sign pole, garbage can lid,sewer, and bench.




Readings


audio

Making Static
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A Fictional Interview with Ben Franklin
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Two Reference Sources about Edison
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