Electricity and Magnetism Digital Science Notebook


Scientist A: Aria
Scientist B: Marijke
Scientist C: Nate

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: 2 wires, 1 battery, and a lightbulb and connected them in this order: battery, wire, lightbulb and then wire.
In our second curcuit, we used these components:2 wires, 1 battery, and a lightbulb and connected them in this order:wire, battery, lightbulb.
We learned that it was easy and hard in some ways to light a lightbulb.
It was hard with one wire but easy with 2(+).

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:motor, switch, wires, board and 2 batteries. We connected them in this order:... to make the motor run.
We used around 6-7 wires to make the motor work which was a pretty big challenge. Everytime we flicked the switch the motor turned off and the light bulb went on then once we flicked the switch the other way the motor went on and the light bulb went off.
We learned that a switch can stop and continue the flow of electricity.
We learned that people use schematic drawings. A schematic drawing is a diagram with symbals, like the one Mrs. Davis made.

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 a motor and a switch. Mrs. Davis made a diagram for us to build it with.
Then, we went outside, and we tested things on the playstructers. We found out that the nail in climbing structer, nails in the bench, lock on a door, swing chains and the metal on the bench are Conducters. We also found out that the grill, the basketball pole, the chains in the garden the wood on the bench and a water bottle we found(after we recycled it) are Insulators.
Our predictionswere that the nails on bench(es), the zip-line, the swing chain, and the playstructures were Conducters and that the wood on the bench(es), the monkey bars, the grass(all of it) and the woodchips were Insulators.
Next, we used our our circuit tester to find items in our classroom/school.
We learned that a conductor is something that makes electricity flow.
These items are conductors: nails in climbing structers, nails in bench, a lock on a door, the swing chains and the metal on the bench(es).
We learned that an insulator is something that stops electricity.
These items are insulators: the grill, basketball pole, chains in garden, the bench wood and the water bottle(that we recycled after)




Readings


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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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