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Lesson Six – Testing Conductivity

This science teaching pack for Key Stage Two gets the children to investigate and test a range of different materials to identify the most effective electrical conductors. The children can identify and record materials that have a high and low resistance to the flow of electricity.

Download this teaching pack including a lesson plan, classroom activities and an interactive presentation to teach the children to investigate and test a range of different materials to identify the most effective electrical conductors

Learning Objectives

Compare and group together everyday materials on the basis of their properties, including their conductivity. Planning different types of scientific enquiries to answer questions.

Learning Outcomes

I compare materials based on their electrical conductivity. I can plan a test to answer a question about a scientific concept.

Testing Conductivity

Teaching sequence to help the children investigate and test a range of different materials to identify the most effective electrical conductors

Electrical Components

Display posters for whole class discussion to help the children explain how to build and record electrical circuits

Planning Snake

Activity to get the children to plan and perform a test to identify materials that are the most effective electrical conductors

Planning Snake (support)

Activity to get the children to plan and perform a test to identify materials that are the most effective electrical conductors

Testing Conductivity

Interactive activity to help the children investigate and test a range of different materials to identify the most effective electrical conductors

Download this teaching pack including a lesson plan, classroom activities and an interactive presentation to teach the children to investigate and test a range of different materials to identify the most effective electrical conductors

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