Video Basic Circuits Kit Conductors Insulators

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Science Fair Project Idea
Electricity powers many of the devices we use every day, from lights to video games and computers. Engineers have to use certain materials to make electrical devices work. In this experiment, you will find out which materials let electricity flow through them (conductors) and which ones prevent electricity from flowing through them (insulators). Read more
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Time Required Very Short (≤ 1 day)
Tinkering
Prerequisites None
Material Availability A kit for this project is available from our partner Home Science Tools.
Cost Low ($20 - $50)
Safety Short circuits can get very hot and present a burn hazard. Never connect the positive and negative ends (red and black wires) of the battery pack directly to each other.