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Investigating Materials which Conduct Electricity

In this worksheet, students will answer questions about how to investigate materials which conduct electricity by fair testing.

'Investigating Materials which Conduct Electricity' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Electricity

Curriculum subtopic:   Conductors and Insulators

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

The materials around us have different properties....

 

Some are transparent, like glass:

Glass tumbler

 

Some are hard, like diamond:

Diamond

 

....and some materials allow electricity to pass through them easily. We call these materials ELECTRICAL CONDUCTORS.

We can investigate which materials are electrical conductors using our knowledge and understanding of electrical circuits.

The materials which do not allow electricity to pass through are called ELECTRICAL INSULATORS.

 

Let's investigate how they work.

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