Year 10 Electrical Circuit Testing

Science lessons in Year 10 have involved the students exploring electrical circuits. We have tested different metals to see if they are able to complete a broken circuit.

Copper wire, aluminium foil, steel, nickel and iron were all tested. We used these metals to bridge a gap in circuit. If the electric motor was able to propel the dish then we could conclude that the metal was a conductor.

Each metal was also tested to see if it was magnetic. We used a powerful magnet to try and lift each metal. Results from both experiments were logged in our science books.

Year 10 concluded that most metals were able to conduct electricity, but not all are magnetic. We finished the lesson exploring some graphite. The students enjoyed using the substance to log their own unique fingerprints.

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