: To Conduct or not to Conduct
Investigate the conductivity of different materials in the interactive investigation
Complete the following assignment and submit your work to your teacher.
Complete a lab re
port that includes the following:
What materials will act as conductors or insulators?
Develop a hypothesis to answer the problem.
Include the printed table from the interactive investigation.
ow would you describe the materials that are conductors? Explain why these are
How would you describe the materials that are insulators? Explain why these are
Was your hypothesis correct? Explain.
What would your observation be if
you tested a material that was a semi
In the investigation distilled water was tested. What would happen if regular tap
water was used? Explain why?
With an understanding of the arrangement of electrons in the Periodic Ta
could predict what materials will be good conductors or insulators. Using this
understanding, write a paragraph (5
7 sentences) predicting which groups of
elements will be good conductors and which will be good insulators.
Research the molecular st
ructure of rubber, plastic, and glass. From the molecular
structure explain why these are good insulators.
Research one of the following Canadians, Jules P. Carbotte or Louis Taillefer, who
are both leading experts in research on superconductors. In a para
sentences) describe their contributions to the topic of superconductors.