Circuits

Last week, we learned about circuits! We learned that there are three essential components of a circuit: it must be a loop , there is a power source, and there is some sort of material allowing the electricity to flow through. 

We explored a variety of different types of circuits. We practiced creating circuits on the SmartBoard, as well as using a battery and wires to light up a small light bulb. The light bulb was able to light up because electricity from the battery flowed through the wires and into the light bulb! It took steady hands and practice, but each Otter was able to create a closed circuit and light up the bulb. 

We had great fun making flying saucers and funny noises using snap circuits. We followed close instructions to ensure our closed circuits had electricity flowing the proper ways and amazing things happened!