Explore the extent to which a variety of solid materials conduct electricity in order to rank the materials from good conductors to poor conductors. Based on the conductivity data, determine patterns of location on the Periodic Table for the good conductors versus the poor conductors.
Science is a human endeavor involving knowledge learned through inquiring about the natural world. Scientific claims are evaluated and knowledge changes as a result of using the abilities and understandings of inquiry. The pursuit of scientific knowledge is a continuous process involving diverse people throughout history. The practice of science and the development of technology are critical pursuits of our society.
Scientific inquiry involves asking scientifically-oriented questions, collecting evidence, forming explanations, connecting explanations to scientific knowledge and theory, and communicating and justifying the explanation.