The grade 6’s in 5/6N were studying electricity, while the grade 5’s were studying light. For our science experiment, Mrs Naismith moved us into groups. In mine there were, Hayden, Nathan and myself. Our group could choose any type of electricity for our experiment. Hayden and I looked for an experiment to make. We decided to make a maze with these pieces of equipment:
2 sheets of foil
1 square piece of coloured paper (on our maze we used orange)
1 piece of cardboard (the same size as the paper. You can always slice it up)
3 lines of wire
1 light bulb
1 piece of contact
1 stanley knife
We made the foil the path of the maze, while the coloured paper made the whole maze stand out. Here is the information I typed up in my own words:
Insulators and Conductors
Our body is a conductor, especially when we are wet. That is why we never touch electrical appliances while wet. A conductor allows electricity to pass through. We use conductors to move electricity from one place to another. We use insulators to stop electricity reaching dangerous places. Electricians wear rubber boots to prevent getting electric shocks from wires. Metal wires conducting electricity are insulated with either rubber or plastic to make it safe from electric shocks.
Why it Works
The aluminium foil conducts electricity, and makes the maze able to be completed. The bulb glows , only while the nail is not touching the plastic inside. The reason is because plastic is an insulator. A conductor must contain charged particles that can move around. These electrons pass on the current. These electrons in plastic cannot move around. Therefore plastic is not a conductor.