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Title Day 3: Conductors and Insulators
Description This lesson/activity is part of the 3 day circuit unit, but can be adapted to stand alone. In this lesson, students use the sim to explore objects that can complete a circuit and are introduced to the terms conductors and insulators. Students then design and construct a real-life circuit to test classroom objects.
Subject Physics
Level K-5
Type Lab
Duration 60 minutes
Answers Included No
Language English
Keywords circuit, conductors, insulators
Simulation(s) Circuit Construction Kit: DC (HTML5), Circuit Construction Kit (DC Only)


Author(s) Meaghan Hixson
Contact Email meaghanjburns@gmail.com
School / Organization St Vrain Valley School District
Date submitted 8/4/14
Date updated 10/30/17