Today Rangimaria,Troy, Angelica and Teingoa from Room 14 completed building their first electrical circuit and lit up the first battery powered LED light on team 3's Matariki kites.
First the electrical current ran from the positive + side of the battery into the copper tape. Then the copper tape let the aluminium circuit carry the electricity into the LED, lighting it up!
The electricity carried on through to the other side of the circuit, running back up the negative aluminium and copper lines. The circuit was finally completed by the copper tape sticking onto the negative - side of the battery.
It didn't work the first time, however we realised we weren't holding the lights hard enough to the aluminium. When we stuck them down strongly with copper tape the light was shining brightly.
We look forward to creating more lights for our kites!