Touch Sensor – Conductor or Insulators?

Lesson Details
What is a conductor? What is an insulator? How does evive’s touch sensor work?


  • Classifying objects as conductors and insulators using evive's capacitive touch sensor.
Classroom Bundle Used: STEM Classroom Bundle, STEM Mini Classroom Bundle
Prerequisites: None
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Lesson Overview

Students will learn following things:

  • What are the conductors, their property and example of conductors?
  • What are the insulators, their property, and example of insulators?
  • How does the capacitive touch sensor work?
  • Activity: Categorising different objects into conductors and insulators using evive capacitive touch sensor.

Material Required

1 set of the following material per group of 3-5 students:

Lesson Outline

Conductors - 10 minutes
  • What are conductors?
  • Properties of a conductor.
  • Example of conductors.
Insulators - 10 minutes
  • What are insulators?
  • Properties of an insulator.
  • Example of insulators.
evive Capacitive Touch - 20 minutes
  • How does the evive capacitive touch works?
  • Testing the touch sensor of evive using evive menu. 
Activity - 20 minutes
  • Take different objects and connect them to evive touch channels. Then using evive touch, find out which material is a conductor and which is an insulator. 

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