Students design and carry out an investigation to test which materials is the best insulator: they predict which way heat energy flows in a system and analyze the flow of energy in a system from one point to another and from one form to another.
5th - 8th Science 3 Views 5 Downloads
The Path of Least Resistance
Your class won't be able to resist this lesson on the path of least resistance, or rather, on conductors and insulators. Using two types of modeling dough, one that conducts and one that insulates, young electrical engineers construct...
6th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed
Electricity and Matter Part 5 - Conductor and Insulators
Animated graphics display the movement of electrons around the nucleus of an atom and how electrons in the valence orbital can move freely among different atoms. This resource thoroughly explains electricity, conductors, and insulators....
9 mins 7th - 12th Science
Liquid Nitrogen Experiments: Insulators
What is an insulator? What materials make the best insulator? Watch as Joanne and Steve conduct a simple experiment to see if a plastic cup insulates better than a styrofoam cup. Make a prediction: which do you think will be the better...
5 mins 4th - 8th Science