Examples of conductors and insulators
Exhibit Walkthrough, highlight the following:
Plasma ball demo
Van der Graaff Machine
Which type of material does energy flow through easily, conductor or insulators?
Where does the energy in a battery come from, do batteries make energy?
At the conclusion of this program, students should be able to:
Recognize that forces can act upon one another from a distance, without touching
Understand that electrical currents are complete paths of charged particles that move through a conductor
Understand that a force can either attract or repel
During this program students will:
Recognize the difference between conductor and insulators by how easily electricity moves
Communicate how energy is transformed to solve a problem
Create a simple motor and an electromagnet
MS-PS2-3: Ask questions about data to determine the factors that affect the strength of electric and magnetic forces
MS-PS2-5: Conduct an investigation and evaluate the experimental design to provide evidence that fields exist between objects exerting forces on each other even though the objects are not in contact