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Why don’t birds on power lines get electrocuted?

By Matthew Allen Have you ever wondered why birds sitting on power lines don’t get electrocuted? We’re always told as children to stay away from electric wires and plug sockets (and rightfully so!), but how are birds able to sit on

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What is Lightning?

By Wendy Sadler Fersiwn Cymraeg. Today’s blog is all about why we get lightning and then you can try an activity related to lightning for yourself at home. First of all take your hands and place them together. Now, while

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Human switches and musical bananas – secrets of conductivity

Creative conductivity ideas for Key stage 2 Electricity can seem a bit like magic, especially to younger children. You can’t really see it, there are just these holes in the wall where it comes out and does lots of useful

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