Lesson Plan

Conductors and Insulators

Get that energy flowing while classes study conductors and insulators. Using a simple circuit, learners test different materials to determine the strength of conductivity. They use their results to classify materials as conductors or insulators.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Assess understanding by having individuals sort a set of materials into conductors and insulators
  • Have learners create lists of materials they find at home that are good conductors and good insulators
Classroom Considerations
  • Allow time to collect and prepare necessary materials
  • The lesson is the seventh in a 14-part magnetism and electricity unit
Pros
  • Provides sentence frames to facilitate questioning and assessment
  • Uses colored pencils to record results to help with understanding
Cons
  • None
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