Conductors and Insulators

The Conductors and Insulators Concept Builder challenges a learner's understanding of the concepts of conductors, insulators, and conduction in the context of charging and grounding processes. There are 70 total questions that are organized into 20 different Question Groups and spread across three Difficulty Levels. Each question has the same basic format. The charge on an object (or collection of up to three objects) is stated and whether the object is a conductor or an insulator is indicated. The object is then touched by a charged object or the ground. Learners must identify the charge that the object will have after the touching is over. Question-specific help is provided for each of the 20 situations. Use of this Concept Builder with our Task Tracker system allows teachers to track student progress.

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Users are encouraged to open the Concept Builder and explore. There is no need for an activity sheet for this Concept Builder. However, the 19 different groups of questions can be printed. View Questions (For Teachers Only).

Learners and Instructors may also be interested in viewing the accompanying Notes page. Technical information, teaching suggestions, and related resources that complement this Concept Builder are provided on the Notes page. View Notes.