Friday, January 14, 2011

Insulators & Conductors Sort

We created this anchor chart after experimenting with circuits to determine which classroom objects were insulators and which were conductors.  Students recorded their experimental data in their science notebooks as they conducted their research.  Afterward, as a class, we put together this chart to make our learning permanent and visible. 

If you would like to download the images used for this chart, click here! Notice that we left the pencils in the middle of the T-chart, because depending on whether the kids attached the circuit to the wood or the metal rim, they got different results. 


  1. I really like that anchor chart! I will definitely use that next year. I never have anything good to use when teaching conductors and insulators.

  2. Thanks! I'm glad that you'll be able to use it next year! :)

  3. What materials do you have in the last picture?

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