Conductors and Insulators

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Why did the orchestra director use a copper baton? She heard it makes a great conductor. Scholars select six items to test in a circuit to determine if each is a conductor or an insulator. Clear instructions for using electricity allow pupils to work in small groups with minimal down time.

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Instructional Ideas
  • The worksheet instructions say to test six materials while the data table only has room for five; instruct students to add another line to the data table
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires a simple circuit and other materials that can be obtained from a hardware store
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Pros
  • Uses basic materials most labs have or can acquire cheaply
  • Covers the concepts quickly through the pupil experience rather than direct instruction
  • Includes two extension ideas
Cons
  • None