Conductors and Insulators
Fifth graders investigate conductors and insulators by testing their hypotheses. They use copper wire and batteries to light a bulb. They use a penny and a plastic spoon to determine which is an insulator and which is a conductor.
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Electroscope Experiment: Opposites Attract, Likes Repel
Have your young scientists create electroscopes and conduct an experiment using various types of materials (some conductors, some insulators). What happens to the electroscope when each object is passed through its plastic pieces?
2 mins 4th - 8th Science