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Identify Electrical Conductors

In this worksheet, students will think about what makes a good conductor.

'Identify Electrical Conductors' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 4 Science worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Electricity

Curriculum subtopic:   Conductors and Insulators

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

Electricity flows in a circuit.

Conductors are materials that allow this electricity to flow.

Most conductors are metals.


girl has idea


You can test what makes a conductor by building a simple circuit with a light bulb and then inserting the item to test.


This simple circuit is testing paper clips to see if they are conductors.

When the paper clips are held together, if the light turns on then they are conductors!

What do you think might happen?


circuit with paper clips 


In this circuit, the bulb would turn on as paper clips are made from metal and therefore will allow the electricity to flow around the circuit.


In this activity, we will be having a go at identifying conductors.


Shall we begin?


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