What are insulators and conductors?

In this lesson, we will learn what an electrical conductor and an electrical insulator are. We will conduct an investigation to see which materials are insulators and which are conductors. Finally, we will draw conclusions about the best material to make certain objects from, based on what we have learnt. You will need a piece of paper, a pencil and a ruler.

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

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Question 4

Question 5

Q1.Which component makes a sound when electricity flows through it?

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Q2.Which component does symbol A represent?
Symbol A

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Q3.Which component does symbol B represent?
Symbol B

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Q4.Which component does symbol C represent?
Symbol C

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Q5.Which component does symbol D represent?
Symbol D

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.Which component makes a sound when electricity flows through it?

1/5

Q2.Which component does symbol A represent?
Symbol A

2/5

Q3.Which component does symbol B represent?
Symbol B

3/5

Q4.Which component does symbol C represent?
Symbol C

4/5

Q5.Which component does symbol D represent?
Symbol D

5/5

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What are electrical insulators and conductors?

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Question 2

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Question 5

Q1.What kind of materials do not let electricity pass through them easily?

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Q2.Is copper a conductor or an insulator?

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Q3.Is plastic a conductor or an insulator?

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Q4.Is rubber a conductor or an insulator?

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Q5.Is aluminium a conductor or an insulator?

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Quiz:

What are electrical insulators and conductors?

Don't worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.What kind of materials do not let electricity pass through them easily?

1/5

Q2.Is copper a conductor or an insulator?

2/5

Q3.Is plastic a conductor or an insulator?

3/5

Q4.Is rubber a conductor or an insulator?

4/5

Q5.Is aluminium a conductor or an insulator?

5/5

Lesson summary: What are insulators and conductors?

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