Today we made our own simple circuits. Mr. Calvert gave us a light, a battery, a switch, and multiple wires. It was a pretty challenging task because we had to fit the wires under screws. It took a pretty long time to make the light bulb turn on, but eventually I got it.
I had to connect the loose wires and wires from the battery to the switch and light. If I put the switch the other way then it would break the circuit and the bulb won’t light up. All of the wires and object in the circuit have to be touching for the electrons to flow through the circuit and the light to light up.
Overall this project was challenging and fun at the same time.
Yesterday, in technology we played a game called breakout. We had to0 find clues and crack the codes of the locks. Both teams were given a folder with three papers in them. These were the clues. We were given one lock that had arrows on them, one with letters, and one with numbers. Mr. Calvert gave us two clues about where to find the clues to the locks.
It was pretty easy for us two get the letters one and the arrows one, but we couldn’t figure out the numbers one. We were very confident we knew the code, but the lock wouldn’t open. We tried and tried, and even called Mr. Calvert over, and he said we had the right idea. We kept trying to line up the clues with the lock. Eventually Mr. Calvert came over and all he did was pull on the lock and it opened. I couldn’t believe it, the person who was entering the code couldn’t open the lock.
Overall, this game was really fun and a little frustrating at the same time.