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  • In this activity, students construct simple electrical circuits and test a variety of materials to identify those that are good conductors and those that do not conduct electricity.

    By the end of this activity, students should be able to:

    • construct simple electrical circuits to test the conductivity of liquids and solids
    • predict if a material is a good conductor and test their hypothesis
    • rank/group materials according to their conductivity.

    Download the Word file (see below) for:

    • introduction/background notes
    • what you need and what to do
    • discussion questions
    • student worksheets.
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