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.

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We looked at the experiment with the Cathode Ray Tube showing how J.J. Thompson discovered the electron.

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How we can see the effects of the electron with static Electricity with the Wimshurst Machine and the Van Der Graaf Generator.

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Then we looked at how an electric current generates magnetism by making electromagnets and seeing whose could pick up the most paperclips.

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Each student left with a certificate recognising their new skills:

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