Insulators and Conductors

Grades 3rd-5th

Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS):

4-PS3-2. Make observations to provide evidence that energy can be transferred from place to place by sound, light, heat, and electric currents.

Objective: Students will examine electric current flow and electrical conductors and insulators in order to explain the difference between the two.


 Part I

Lesson Introduction (~15-20 minutes)

  • Students will complete the readings “How Do Electrons Move Along a Wire” and “Conductors and Insulators: What are they?”
  • Students will complete Quiz #1 questions

Part II

  • Students will watch the Ring Toss demo video
  • Students will complete Quiz #2