Year 6

Lesson 5 • Conductors and insulators

Students pose an investigable question and plan and conduct an investigation to identify the best material for a conductor in an electric circuit.

Circuit breakers

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Students will: 

  • plan and conduct a repeatable investigation including identify and control variables in a fair test.
  • identify and describe materials that act as electrical insulators or conductors.


In this lesson, students will represent their understanding in these ways: 

  • describe how to identify an electrical conductor or insulator.
  • participate in and contribute to discussions, sharing information, experiences and opinions.