BTN- Electricity flow


Green- Facts

Red- Understanding

Blue- Questions


At the Charter house, in the Great chamber Stephen Gray built a wooden frame. And from the top of the beam he suspended two swings using silk rope. He created electricity. He created another machine called the Hauksbee which created static electricity. With a large audience in attendance, he got one of the orphan boys who lived here at Charterhouse to lie across the two swings. Gray placed some gold leaf in front of him. He then generated electricity and charged the boy through a connecting rod. Gold leaf, even feathers, leapt to the boy’s fingers. Some of the audience claimed they could even see sparks flying out from his fingertips. Show business indeed. But to the curious and inquiring mind of Stephen Gray this said something else as well. Electricity could move from the machine to the boy’s body through to his hands. But the silk rope stopped it dead. It meant the mysterious electrical fluid could flow through some things but not through others. t led Gray to divide the world into two different kinds of substances. He called them ‘insulators’ and ‘conductors’. Insulators held electric charge within them and wouldn’t let it move, like the silk, or hair, glass and resin, whereas conductors allowed electricity to flow through them, like the boy or metals. It’s a distinction which is still crucial even today. Just think of these electric pylons. They work on the same principle that Gray deduced nearly 300 years ago. The wires are conductors. The glass and ceramic objects between the wire and the metal of the pylon are insulators that stop the electricity leaking from the wires into the pylon and down to the earth. They’re just like the silk ropes in Gray’s experiment. This observation is crucial even today. The power lines we have today work on the same system that Gray did his experiment did on almost 300 years ago.

What was his inspiration for the experiment?

How much energy did he use?

Why would he use this opportunity to get an audience?

I know understand about why they used power lines and how their important to our daily lives. You can also see the similarities between the insulators and conductors in power lines and in Gray’s experiment.

100 word challenge- Gay marriage

Jake walked down the lane and James was waiting next to the priest. Everyone from both families were looking up with cheerful faces. Fathers, Mothers, Brothers, Sisters, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, grandpas and grandmas all sitting down on the chairs looking up at both men. Both saying their vowels and the giving each other a kiss. James asked Jake what lies ahead in our future. Everyone standing up and cheering and laughing with joy. Finally Jake and James both got what they wanted. They’ve always heard people saying it’s not right for men to marry each other, but they did it.

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The Haunting!

You know when you watch a horror show and it’s not scary that’s what is happening now. I want to make my own prank. The perfect place is the abandoned hostel. We walked in as the lights flickered and flashed as the lights suddenly went dark. We used our lights on our phones. We saw people in the dark rushing around. Speaking words it wasn’t clear, we went into a socializing room. And ghosts of patients showed up. And they were trying to say get out, run. Then a bed with chains was rolling around and would trap the next soul.

100 word challenge:seeing what’s beyond

Everyday standing there looking through the key whole, nothing moved and there was no life. What was beyond, i’d always been the weird kid stuck in books imagining stories and magical beasts. But we were never aloud past the gates. They said there lies danger and a world of darkness. Are  world was controlling and we had no feelings we would never laugh at jokes and be sad if someone leaves or die and we wouldn’t be scared at a monster or ghost. I went and looked and it creaked open as i saw a cloaked figure who was called Giver.

100 word challenge: he walked through the door

He walked through the door and then a young boy maybe 3 or 4, always explored. He always wanted to see what was on the other side. He thought it was going to be a nice field with huts, fresh flowers and birds fluttering along, sky high. Animals hurrying along the soil. But one time on the wooden old mouldy slats of the door knocked and the door turned open. Smoke was flowing through the dirty air and crunched leaves danced along the hard soil. War and pollution had risen. He closed the rickety, rackety door shut his eyes and fell.

100 Word challenge-Hard Beautiful Brown Worried Camera

Roll up, roll up taste testing top master chef food. Top quality beautiful and fresh the photographer was snapping about with the camera. This was a festival but the manager was worried there was a brown thing on every ones head had poo on it. Wait there was a magical portal to an opposite dimension it was so hard to fit in there. There were geeks trying to kiss the manager but they really wanted to invite him to the Halloween party. But they ended up at the queens coronation they all became servants, scrubbing her stinky,dirty toes. The End

Hard   Beautiful   Brown   Worried   Camera

100 word challenge-so that is why I am always last

So that is why I’m always last at everything, I don’t care at losing I don’t mind at least I tried. I’m last at cooking, I killed my parents with radioactive chemicals. Well they didn’t die but turned in to aliens trying to destroy the planet of plodo with unicorns, rainbows and plants made out of sweets. I am lonely but I have my dog which I froze with my wand. I found out that in the future I became president but I hate paper work and politics. So I made myself a god I’m awesome, I was in heaven.

BTN-Two convicts steal a place in history





Soldiers Sudd and Thompson thought they were stealing cotton but they were stealing a place in history. But they wanted to get caught on purpose soldiers got very low amounts of money to get boredom and sickness. So getting caught was a privilege. They thought convicts got it good. They got assigned hours, good pay rates and once done they got to apply for land grants. But governor darling wanted to set an example of Thompson and Sudd and set them in chains. Their punishment was to get chained up on their arms legs and neck.  It was called torture the prisoners couldn’t stand or walk properly it was dreadful. Sudd couldn’t bear it so he went to  hospital where his chain got removed although he died in agony 5 days later. 

I understand that it was harsh for convicts. While loads of people were stealing to survive. They would regret their decision. The English didn’t really realise how good they got it.

Why did they think they were going to be convinced and not not chained up?