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Light and Electricity Experiment

September14

This week we watched one about A world changing experiment

I strongly recommend watching the video than reading the reflection, it would make much more sense

The link to the video is here…   Click here

KEY:

Blue = Facts

Red = Understandings

Green =  Questions

Black  = More Information

At Charterhouse there is a famous sample of a very world changing experiment about electricity and lights in general. Because of this experiment we understand more and can use power. Which is very convenient in the world we live in today.

Stephen Gray did the experiment very carefully and specifically to get the best result. To do this experiment Stephen Gray the inventor of the experiment built a wooden frame and formed the top beam he then attached two swings using silk rope coming off the swings. He had another device called a Hauksbee machine. This machine was carefully designed for generating static electricity.

What was his inspiration to do the experiment?

The way he conducted an experiment was to get an orphan boy from the Charterhouse and then he told the Orphan boy to lie across two swings. Stephen Gray then carefully placed gold leaf in front of him.

He then generated electricity…

By charging the connecting rod that was connected into the boy and the swing.

Gold leaf leapt to the boys fingers. People even believe sparks were coming out of his fingers.

Where did he get the technology and gold leaf to do this experiment?

The way Stephen Gray saw it was quite clever and the way we use power today is based on his observation. He then discovered from his experiment that electricity could move…

This happened from the machine to the boy’s body, through to his hands. But the silk rope stopped it dead. It means the electrical fluid could flow through some things but not through everything.

It opened a new path for Stephen Gray. It divided the world into two different kinds of substances for him. He named them insulators and conductors. Insulators held electric charge within them and made them stand still or make the electricity not move, like the silk rope. Although conductors allowed electricity to flow through them, like the boy.

This observation is crucial even today. The power-lines we have today work on the same system that Gray did his experiment on almost 300 years ago. The wires on the power-lines act as conductors. The glass and the metal are more insulators that stop the electricity leaking from the conductors or wires into the power-line and down to earth. The wires on the power-lines are exactly like the silk rope in Stephan Gray’s experiment…

I understand about why they used power-lines as an example because the experiment is really similar and we need power-lines as they are a big part of our life today. You could also really see the key similarities between the insulators and conductors in power-lines and in Grays experiment.

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100WC bigfoot

September7

Goal: 

My goal to achieve was to make my story seem like this “creature” was really big and you could       visualize the creature in your head quite clearly.

Prompt

Short story

“Mum I left my shoe back a couple of streets, I need to go get it.” Explained Mia

“Very well I’ll wait here.” Assured her mum

Mia went back to get a back to get her shoe. She went down the street and crossed the road.

She stopped for a minute to think about what her shoe was doing near some rather large footprints. The footprints that looked like a yeti or something horrifyingly big. She ran across the road, down the street and saw and heard nothing except for a shadow of a rather large creature.

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100WC

August29

Prompt: then suddenly it went dark

Story:

When the day was cold. The leaves were blowing slowly. The wind was loud. The power lines made a wicked scary sound then suddenly it went dark. It was black you couldn’t see anything. When your eyes were closed you could not see anything if your eyes were open you couldn’t see anything either way. It felt like your eyes were closed for the whole day. It is the worst feeling and you can’t do anything and then you have a thought about this is how blind people live every day and I am complaining because the power went out.

 

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This is the survey link form survey monkey (COASTAL AMBASSADORS)

August24

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/mppscoastal2

CLICK

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/mppscoastal2

COPY

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100WC

August20

Goal: I decided to do a dear diary

Prompt: … as it came rushing towards us we…

Story: If you want to see the 100WC it is on this PDF 100WC dear diary-t67pr2

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100WC

August17

Prompt:

 

Story:

“Hey buddy, How are ya going, you know how has life been” said one special, grey unique seal.

“Great pal, I have been just sitting on this rock all lonely.” Said the white, cute and very talented seal.

Hey buddy, someone told me a joke it wasn’t very funny although their reaction was priceless.

“So pal what was the joke” Said buddy in thought.

“I told you pal it is not very good although their reaction was, that is the sealiest thing I have ever heard. Said buddy.

They were both laughing so hard the almost feel off the ice

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100WC Watered Cushion Violin Annoying Acarlet

August13

Goal: To use a couple of the 5 senses and make a heart full piece of writing.

Prompt: watered cushion violin annoying scarlet

Story:

I was walking in the city and I heard the nicest sound ever created. Almost like I just watered the plants and the water drops were coming off the leaves slowly, that was how nice it sounded.

I was determined to see what this sound was.

In front of me I could see the prettiest girl sitting on a cushion playing the violin flawlessly. The violin was Scarlet red, the most beautiful violin I had ever seen.  It was being played so perfectly, it was nowhere near how some people played it, annoying and ear-piercing.

Every note was just magical…

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100WC but than the flash made me

August1

Prompt:

But then the flash made me…

Goal:

to make it an Autobiography

Story:

Hi my name is Mackenzie.

I have been blind ever since I was born and now I am 12-years-old. Last year I was able to see for the first time

Let me talk to you about that moment.

I was in the hospital and all I could hear was my mum saying it was nearly done. I heard a flash and then I saw a flash but then the flash made me be able to see everything and everyone for ever. It was an astonishing, remarkable feeling.

That I will never forget.
Because I have the privilege to see everything…

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100WC

July25

Prompt:

 …when all of a sudden…

 Goal:
Was to make the story finish with lots of questions left in your head.

Story:

“Oh isn’t bed the nicest thing in the world, all soft and relaxing” Ben said to himself. He let his head fall onto the pillow and his thoughts of a wonderful day swished past his brain. Ben shut his eyes tight and fell asleep when all of a sudden he heard screaming from the next room where his little sister was.

“H-E-L-P”! Ben heard.

He rushed in and was left to see the window moving. Ben could only think that someone had just jumped out. Also In sight were Bones and blood and his reflection, from all of his tears on the wooden floor…

 

 

 

 

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100WC Merry go round

July18

Goal: My goal was to write a story with a little kid’s imagination on why the horses ran away.

Prompt:

  

“Mum the merry-go-round it is so pretty with so many horses, can I please go on it” said Kaye. “Oh it is beautiful let’s have a closer look” said mum. Kaye skipped over like she was a horse on the merry-go-round. She stopped suddenly like the merry-go-round disappeared. Although something else disappeared.  The horses on the merry-go-round disappeared. Kaye inferred they just leapt around the trees into the forest and they were now playing hide and seek.

Then suddenly…

They all came out and Kaye was amazed, hopped on one and started to play hide and seek with them…

 

 

 

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