Liquid Conductors and Insulators

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Learning Outcomes

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

  • Classify liquids into conductors and non-conductors
  • Explain why some liquids conduct and others do not

Curriculum Connections

  • Grades 5 - 8
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Length of Activity

1.5 hours

Materials List

  • Internet-enabled device
  • Liquid 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
  • 5 labelled beakers

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