BY ARIN, DECLAN and JOSH
Electrician of the week is DECLAN!
Yesterday and continuing today, we made squishy, sushi, glowing, squeaking, spinning circuits. We started by making circuits that explained what we were doing. Here’s exactly what we were up to.
Some awesome scientist-mom invented this Play-and-make-electricity-doh. One dough had a lot of salt in it (like, a LOT A LOT) and water with lots of minerals that conduct electricity. The other dough had sugar, oils, and purified water. (Suggesting, don’t eat either). The first dough conducted electricity and the second dough was an insulator.
We had LED’s, motors, noisemakers, and one battery pack per pair. Each partnership got one glob of each type of dough. We started by doing five assigned activities on a worksheet, conducting the electricity into the LEDs through the dough, and discovering more about fascinatingness! Our favorite project was the SUSHI CIRCUIT!!
Then we let our knowledge go wild!!
DECLAN AND ARIN’S EXPERIMENTS
First, we tried to make a dragon from Wings of Fire named Tsunami. Her stripes light up, and she roars. Operation failure. The current wouldn’t carry.
Then we tried to make the word Peril (after the dragon, we’re obsessed by the series). Same problem, it didn’t work.
Then, finally, we made an O with rocks. When the battery was turned on, the rocks glowed because of LEDs hidden under them and the dough of the O whistled.
JOSHUA AND LEVI’S EXPERIMENTS
First we made a Tsunami (same one by the way) with two glowing stripes and three LEDs on each stripe. Also, it had a working annoying squeaker. Then, we made a present that glowed!
Now, finally, for the quote of the week.
“If the electricity can only go one route, the bulb is either off or dimmer than it should be.”