A2 Conductors and insulators (teacher instructions)
Experimentation instructions for Experimento | 8+:
Background information on the content and practical information on conducting the “Conductors and insulators” experiment, which comprises two subexperiments.
The experiment comprises two subexperiments:
• What are conductors and insulators?
• Hot wire
The students will set off as detectives on a search for conductive materials using their homemade continuity testers. What objects or materials make the test lamp light up? They will subsequently build a hot wire game and determine who has the best dexterity. In the process, they will learn that insulators play a key role in the design of electronic devices.
• Observe the safety information in the instructions as well as the applicable safety guidelines for your school.
• All materials mentioned in the instructions will have to be purchased directly from commercial sources.