Spring 2 – Short Circuit

In this project we will be finding out about electricity and its uses. We’ll be learning how to make circuits and even designing our own games that need electricity to make them work.

Even though electricity is so important in our world  today it can be extremely dangerous. Watch the electrical safety video here about Dexter Duck.

It’s a good job that Dexter is only a cartoon character. Can you think of any other electrical dangers or safety messages that Dexter could have included in the video?

9 Responses

  • Samaarah says:

    In my research log I drew a map of my whole house and labelled all of the electric things in my house.

  • Abdullah says:

    Fun facts about electricity.Electricity travels at the speed of light it travels more than 186,000 miles per second. A spark of static electricity can measure up to 3000 volts. A bolt of lightnig can measure up to 3,000,000 volts and it lasts less than a second.

  • Charlie says:

    Electricity controls lots of things like lights and mobile phones, tablets. Also iPads and tellys. Electric can travel through playdough because the playdough is like water but not water so it is easy to travel through led can lite up using a simple circuit without batteries.

  • Zak says:

    My favourite electrical item is a tablet or ipad because you can play games, find out information and learn things.
    My mum’s favourite item is hair straighteners. My mum has fizzy hair, so before hair straighteners were invented, her hair was always messy.
    Coby’s favourite electrical item is the PlayStation because he likes playing lego games.
    My dad’s favourite item is the dishwasher. If we didn’t have a dishwasher he would have to do all the dishes by hand.

    • Mrs Grundy says:

      Great research Zach. I haven’t thought before about my favourite electrical item. However, I think my favourite electrical item would be my mobile phone. I use it a lot for my emails, research and to keep in touch with family and friends.

  • Blake says:

    Dexter Duck could of included that electricity goes through people and playdough and we should always obey danger signs. My favourite electrical item is my Nintendo switch because i use it in the car and at home.



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