Spectacular Science DEBATE POST!: Insulators vs. Conductors of Electricity

This blog post is another a debate showdown! We take topics and make them into a debate!! Today’s topic is… Insulators vs. Conductors of Electricity! Remember, please send us what type of object you think is more useful by going to www.spectacularsci.com/debateform and fill out our form.


Insulators and materials that do not let electrons flow through them. Insulators are usually made out of polymers, or linked particles (only sometimes). Insulators are not used in wiring, but are used to coat the wires. That prevents us from getting shocked. Examples of insulators are rubber, cotton, plastic, and wood.


Conductors are materials that electrons can travel through easily. Conductors are usually made out of metals. Conductors are used in the electrical wiring itself! Humans are also conductors of electricity (that is very dangerous) That is why humans should wear insulators to protect themselves from electricity. Examples of conductors are gold, copper, silver, and iron!