Conductors and Insulators

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Multimedia Details Title: Conductors and Insulators
Creator: Sue Huang
Submitted By: Sue Huang, Vestavia Hills Elementary Central , Vestavia Hills City

Vestavia Hills Elementary School Central

Vestavia Hills City Schools


Do you know the difference between conductors and insulators? In this podcast Mrs. Huang's 4th grade class is going to show you the difference between the two. They will show you the materials used to test the items. Students will also show you which items they found were conductors and which ones were insulators. We hope you enjoy the podcast and learn some great information! 

Length: 02:56
Content Areas: Science
Alabama Course of Study Alignments and/or Professional Development Standard Alignments:
SC (4)
1. Describe how electrical circuits can be used to produce light, heat, sound, and magnetic fields.
  • Identifying ways to use and conserve electrical energy
  • Identifying characteristics of parallel and series circuits
  • Classifying materials as conductors, nonconductors, and insulators of electricity and heat
  • Identifying relationships among charge, current, and potential energy
  • Identifying components of a circuit
  • SC2015 (4)
    2. Plan and carry out investigations that explain transference of energy from place to place by sound, light, heat, and electric currents.
    a. Provide evidence that heat can be produced in many ways (e.g., rubbing hands together, burning leaves) and can move from one object to another by conduction.
    b. Demonstrate that different objects can absorb, reflect, and/or conduct energy.
    c. Demonstrate that electric circuits require a complete loop through which an electric current can pass.