Conductors and Insulators

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Learning Outcomes

By the end of this activity, learners will:
  • Understand the difference between conductors and insulators
  • Identify conductors and insulators

Curriculum Connections

  • Grades 5 - 8
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Length of Activity

1.5 hours

Materials List

  • Internet-enabled device
  • Conductors and Insulators Worksheet
  • Battery (1.5 V) and holder
  • Lightbulb (1.5 V) and holder
  • 3 insulated copper wires stripped at both ends
  • Distilled water
  • Salt, milk, soft drink, juice, sugar
  • Pencil, piece of wood, plastic pen, wire, spoon, or other materials to test 5 labelled beakers
  • Wire strippers

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