Featured in PASCO’s Elementary School Science Teacher Guide

Elementary School Science Teacher Guide


Features 29 inquiry based labs designed for elementary students and coordinated with the standards for life, earth and physical sciences.

Conduct or Not?

Lab Summary

Use a voltage sensor to test the conductivity of different materials.


To understand this content, students:

  • Build an electrical circuit tester from materials provided.
  • Use their circuit tester to test which materials are conductors and which are insulators.
  • Use a voltage sensor to test the voltage drop across their circuit.

Sensors / Equipment Used:

PASPORT Voltage-Current Sensor


Allows students to safely measure voltage and current simultaneously without overloading the sensor. For use with PASPORT Interfaces.

Materials Used:

AA-cell battery fully charged 
Holiday mini-light bulb with wire ends stripped
Alligator clips - 2
Wire, 20 cm, with stripped ends - 2
Masking tape ~30 cm
Paper clip 
Plastic spoon 
Piece of chalk 

The Associated Bundle:

Elementary School Science Standard Sensor Bundle


This bundle contains the probeware needed to perform all 25 lab activities in the Elementary School Introductory Science Experiments.

Interface Required

This experiment may require software and an interface for data collection.