Class 4 Explore Little Bits

On Wednesday 18th and Thursday 19th April 2018, Jon Doar came in to Class 4 to let us experiment with different electrical components called Little Bits. There were 4 colours and each one had a different job. The blue one connected to the power source and made it channel through into its fellow bricks. The pinks control the green outputs in many different ways; our task was to try and find out how and why.

Jon is a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) ambassador who has worked in lots of schools, especially in America.

On the first day Jon came in and split us in to groups, he let us experiment before he set us a challenge with colour coded magnetic bricks. The challenge was to try and control the oscillator which controlled the speaker.

The following day, we did a similar activity to the first, however this time we explored new electrical component bricks, just like the previous day, Jon set us a challenge. This time the challenge was to send an S.O.S message from one device to another with no wires connecting one to the other.

We would like to say a hugh thank you to Mr Doar, who led two very exciting and interesting afternoons.

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