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In science, we are very focused on problem solving and working scientifically. The children have been given the equipment to make complete circuits. They are then given different success criteria. They have to work in teams to solve problems that get increasingly harder each time. For example, everyone may be able to get a light to come on...but can you make a circuit where one light is permanently on whilst the other is controlled by a separate switch - without it affecting the electric current to the first light? Let's see!

Solving problems by working scientifically

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In Year 5/6. we try to solve scientific problems ourselves before we are told how they work. We like to know WHY electricity works the way it does by finding out for ourselves!