Exploring Conductivity of Solids, Single Kit

AP 13101

National Standards for Grades 3-6

Students build a simple conductivity tester and use it to test a variety of solid materials. They analyze these same solids to determine whether they are magnetic. The data collected is compared to evaluate the properties that make an item conductive or magnetic. Experiments include The Human Circuit, Building Your Conductivity Tester, Exploring Conductivity, Exploring Magnetism, and Testing the Conductivity of Fruits and Vegetables. Includes all testing materials, a manual complete with background information, and reproducible student materials. A great lead in for electricity, circuits, and introducing physical science based concepts. Allow one hour of lab time for experimentation. Single kit is designed for 1-4 students. Goggles are required; one pair is included in the single kit.

Kit Contents

  • Instructor's Manual with Reproducible Student Protocols and Data Sheets
  • Goggles
  • Conductivity Test Leads with Bulbs
  • Energy Ball
  • 9 Volt Battery
  • Battery Snap Connector
  • Rubber Stopper
  • Iron strip
  • Balloon
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Magnet
  • Craft Stick
  • Fabric
  • Nail
  • Copper Wire
  • Marble
  • Coin
  • Electrical Tape
  • Paper Clip