Electricity!

Conductors, Semiconductors, and Insulators!

What is Electricity ?

Electricity can be defined as the energy from flowing electrons, and it affects different objects in different ways.

Conductors:

* Are materials that freely allow the flow of electrons which very little resistance. Some examples of Conductors are: Iron ( Metal in general ) and water.

Semiconductors:

  • Are materials that do not allow electrons flow freely, but do not directly stop them either. A example of Semiconductor is : Silicone.

Insulators:

* Are materials that greatly impede or stop the flow of electrons which very high resistance. Some examples of Insulators are: Rubber, Wood and Glass.

Difference between Conductors, Semiconductors and Insulators:

Conductors have less resistance than Semiconductors, and Insulators have more resistance than both.

By: Juliana Gomes

Period 5

11/13/15