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Insulators Worksheet

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 4 pages | Grades: 4 - 5

Challenge your students to show what they know about the characteristics of insulators with this 2-page insulation worksheet.

This worksheet is best used as an independent practice to support your conductors and insulators lesson for students to demonstrate they understand what makes a good insulator of thermal energy. 

In addition to individual student work time, this insulation worksheet can be used for:

  • whole-class review activity (via smartboard)
  • partner or small group work
  • exit ticket activity

Insulation Worksheet Scaffolding and Extension Tips 

Fast Finishers can show they understand the concept by thinking more about the characteristics of insulators and list other materials they identify as good. 

If students are having trouble with the lesson, display examples of insulators and conductors on the board as a reference point. Students might also benefit from partner work or small group review of the concepts. 

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

Because this download includes the answer sheet, we recommend you print one copy of the entire file. Then, make photocopies of the blank worksheets for students to fill out on their own. 

To make this worksheet more sustainable, print a few copies on cardstock and slip them into dry-erase sleeves to make this worksheet more sustainable. Students can record their answers with a dry-erase marker, then erase and reuse. 

Before You Download

Use the drop-down icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF or Google Slides version of this resource. An answer key is also included with this download.

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This resource was created by Melissa McLaren, a teacher in Massachusetts and a Teach Starter Collaborator. 

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