Conductors are materials that freely allow the flow of electrons with very little resistance.
Semiconductors are materials that do not allow electors to flow freely but do not directly stop them either. Semiconductors have more resistance than conductors but less resistance than insulators.
Materials that greatly impede or stop the flow of electors with very high resistance.
Comparing & Contrasting:
Semiconductors and Insulators both have more resistance than conductors, but semiconductors have less resistance than insulators. Therefore, the resistance from least to greatest would be conductor ➡ semiconductor ➡ insulator.
Examples of conductors are water, iron and copper.
An example of a semiconductor is silicon.
Examples of insulators are glass, dry air and rubber.
Example of These Terms In My Everyday Life:
In my everyday life, an example of a conductor is my pool. This is in my everyday life because I swim in it often and it is a conductor because when it's storming, you are not supposed to swim in it because the electricity from the lightning goes through the water easily. An example of a semiconductor is a computer chip. This is in my everyday life because I use a computer everyday whether it's my school computer, my phone, tablet, etc. An example of of an insulator is a window. This is in my everyday life because there are windows everywhere I go and it is very hard for electricity to go through it.