Class 6 Physics Electricity and Circuits Conductors and Insulators

Conductors and Insulators

  • Materials which allow electric current to pass through them are called conductors of electricity. Examples are iron nail, key, safety pin, water, human bodyetc.
  • Materials which do not allow electric current to pass through them are called insulators of electricity. Examples are rubber, plastic, glass, air, clothetc.
  • Conductors are mainly metallic while insulators are non-metallic.
  • Electrical devices are made up of conductors. To avoid passing of the current to human body during their handling, these devices have a covering of insulators (like plastic, wood, aluminum) over them.

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