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Chapter 12 Class 6 - Electricity and Circuits

Conductor

Insulator

1.Materials which allow electricity to pass through them are known as Conductors.

1.Materials which do not allow electricity to pass through them are known as Insulators.

2. For Example - Copper, Aluminium, Silver, Human body.

2.For Example - Rubber, Glass, Plastic, Wool etc.

3.It is used to make switches, sockets, electric plugs.

3. Uses:

  • Insulators are used for safety. 
  • Insulators protect us from getting electric shocks .
  • Insulators allow us to handle current-carrying wires , switches, plugs, sockets, and other electrical appliances safely. 

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