The year 6/7 transfer science session was about the ‘electron’, giving the new students a taste of things to come in physics and chemistry.
We looked at the experiment with the Cathode Ray Tube showing how J.J. Thompson discovered the electron.
How we can see the effects of the electron with static Electricity with the Wimshurst Machine and the Van Der Graaf Generator.
Then we looked at how an electric current generates magnetism by making electromagnets and seeing whose could pick up the most paperclips.
Each student left with a certificate recognising their new skills: