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Autumn 1 - USA

USA

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Our topic for the first half term was 'Roadtrip USA'. 

 

In this topic we looked at the location of America; its geography and landmarks found there. We also focused on the Native Americans and their customs and culture.

 

Our topic for Science this half term was Electricity.

Hamster alarms!

 

In Science we have investigated circuits and put our knowledge to the test.  We were set a problem - a hamster keeps escaping its cage.  Could we make a circuit that would set off a buzzer or bulb when the cage door was opened?

 

We started off by making simple series circuits that used the cage door as a switch.  Then we tried to make the alarm more sophisticated by using a parallel circuit so the alarm would sound as soon as the cage door opened. 

 

We discussed the difference between series and parallel circuits and how it used to be a big job to fix Christmas lights in the past if one of the lights broke as they were connected in a series circuit! 

 

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