Electricity and Magnetism Digital Science Notebook


Scientist A: Amelia
Scientist B: Alec
Scientist C: Arya

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: wires, D cell, and a light bulb. and connected them in this order: We put the wire in our slot to the battery and made it touch the metal then we did that on the other side. In our second curcuit, we used these components:the light bulb holder a battery and one wire and connected them in this order:we put the wire in the slot and touched it to the metal then we connected it to the light bulb holder in the slot and made it touch the metal under it then we grabbed the light bulb holder then touched the battery slot.
We learned that the wire has to be touching the metal part on the battery then the other wire has to be touching the metal part on the battery too, then we connected the wires to the metat slot on the light bulb holder then we saw the light bulb light up. For the one wire thing we connected
the wire to the battery slot then we connected the same wire to the slot in the light bulb holder then we grabbed the light bulb holder then we connected the light buld slot to the battery slot then we watched the light bulb light up.
Electricity Light Bullb.jpg
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 connected in this order: Motor to wire, wire to wire, wire to switch, switch to wire, wire to battery, battery to wire, and wire to battery. We did this to make the motor run.
We learned that a switch can turn on and off the motor. We learned that people use schematic drawings to show the circut that they created.

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 D cell, and a motor. Then, we went outside and tested which obgects are insulators and condutors. Next, we used our our circuit tester to find items in our classroom/school.
We learned that a conductor is an obgect that lets electricity flow through it. These items are conductors: Metal Chair, binder zipper, bench bolts, swing chains, bolt in trash can, and bouncy bolts
We learned that an insulator is something that stops the flow of electricity. These items are insulators:
grass
dandelion
climbing bar
wood chip




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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