Fremont Magnet Elementary
Conductors & Insulators
e. Students know
electrically charged objects attract or repel each other
g. Students know
electrical energy can be converted to heat, light, and motion.
Last week you
learned about static electricity.
What happens to
atoms that lose some electrons, so that it has more protons than
It has a negative charge
It has a positive charge
If two objects
both have a negative charge what will they do?
They will attract toward each other
They will repel away from each other
They will do nothing
What are Conductors and Insulators?
You may remember these
words when you learned the
properties of metals.
conductor is something that lets heat and electricity go
Think of a hot summer day.
You sit on a shiny metal slide, OUCH! It's very hot and burns your
legs! The slide is made of metal, it is a good
insulator is something that does not let
heat and electricity go through it easily.
If you slide down a plastic slide,
like on our playground, it is very warm, but it will not burn you
like a metal slide. Plastic is a good
What are some examples of conductors and insulators?
To learn about how conductors and insulators work with electricity,
click on ReviseWise Conductors and
Insulators. Write down examples of good
conductors and insulators.
4. A little more practice
Try this game and see if you
can match all the conductors and insulators. QUIA Match the conductors and insulators
After you have tried the
Who Can Resist Game, here is your challenge question. Why
do you think a pickle would conduct electricity? Here's a hint,
try looking at your list of conductors.
6. How does this work
To see how conductors work with electricity, try
game. See what causes the light bulb to
7. How is electricity
Electricity can be changed into 3 things:
Can you think of other
How Static Electricity Works
4th Grade Science