General Lab Information


Conductors & Insulators

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Students are introduced to the terms “open circuit” and “closed circuit”.Students will observe the steps required to create a simple circuit and confirm their prediction on the conductivity of various materials.

Vocabulary: circuit, closed circuit, conductor, electricity, insulator, open circuit

Session Information: This activity is available only in-person. It cannot be booked as a virtual program.

In-Person Session Information
  • Session times are Tuesday - Friday, 10 - 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 - 2 p.m.
  • Activities are pre-selected based on grade level
  • Up to two classes per session, maximum 30 students/class

All in-person activities are interactive, hands-on student experiences guided by our instructors. 

New York State Standards

New York State Science Learning Standards

Disciplinary Core Ideas

Crosscutting Concepts

Science and Engineering Practices

PS3.A: Definitions of Energy


Energy and Matter: Flows, Cycles, and Conservation

Asking Questions and Defining Problems

Planning and Carrying Out Investigations

Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions

Engaging in Argument from Evidence

Next Generation English Language Arts Standards

Speaking and Listening


Comprehension and Collaboration

Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use


Program Audience

3rd Grade