Insulation: Definition & Uses


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What is an insulator?

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1. A person is designing an electrical system for their home. Which material would be the best to insulate the electrical cables running through their house?

2. What is a thermal insulator?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet duo will focus on assessing your knowledge of what an insulator does and of some examples, such as acoustic and thermal insulators.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on:

  • Functions of an insulator
  • The material best suited to insulate electrical cables
  • What thermal and acoustic insulators are
  • The materials best suited to act as thermal and acoustic insulators

Skills Practiced

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as acoustic and thermal insulators
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the ways electricity, sound and heat are transferred
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on insulation

Additional Learning

Want to learn more about insulation? Check out our lesson by the name of Insulation: Definition & Uses. This lesson will further your understanding of:

  • What insulators and conductors do
  • The best materials for different types of insulation
  • The different types of insulation