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Creative ideas 'Circuits and conductors'

Discussion in 'Primary' started by butterfly16, Jul 27, 2010.

  1. I am in Year 4 in September and want to do a topic around circuits and conductors. I'm going to do about extreme weather as well. Has anyone got any ideas for a story or starting activity to make it more interesting and give the topic more depth? Any help would be great!
  2. Leicester_Vics

    Leicester_Vics New commenter


    Sorry for the american link, I can't rememer what the english equivalent is called. I bought mine from a local toy shop but I've also seen them in Hawkins Bazaar and other gadget shops.

    It's basically a ping pong ball that has two metal strips on it. When both are touched the ball lights up and makes a sound.
    You can get your class to sit in a circle, hold hands and make a circuit. Experiment by getting them 2 of them to break the circuit. Or add in some material to the circuit somewhere to test conductors etc.
    The kids in my y4 class loved it.
  3. Leicester_Vics

    Leicester_Vics New commenter

    I've just remembered that it is called a 'cosmic ball.'
  4. When and where did you get the cosmic ball as I can't find one anywhere apart from the US and the shipping is too expensive!

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