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Through hands-on activities students will first predict which objects will conduct electricity and then they will test their predictions.
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Science Experiments with Electricity
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Solids, liquids, and gases can be conductors. Some items students may test are conductors, but do not conduct enough electricity to make the light bulb's filament glow.
1-Use science process and thinking skills.
3-Understand science concepts and principles.
Invitation to Learn:
Does anyone know what the wires are made of that carry electricity through our school? Why is copper a good choice? What do those wires look like?
Write a list of conductors and insulators in your science journal. Homework: Make a list of conductors and insulators you find in your bedroom.
This lesson is part of the Fifth Grade Science Teacher Resource Book (TRB3) http://www.usoe.org/curr/science/core/5th/TRB5/. The TRB3 is designed to be your textbook in teaching science curriculum to your students. This book covers all the objectives of each standard and benchmark. If taught efficiently, a student should do well on the End-of-Level (CRT) tests. The TRB3 is designed for teachers who know very little about science, as well as for teachers who have a broad understanding of science.