Safety Smart ® Science Electricity Recommended for grades 4,5,6,7,8

Go on location with Bill Nye at Underwriters Laboratories as he explains the power—and danger—of electricity in a very entertaining way. What is electricity? How does it move through a cord?

Why don’t orange juice and electrical “juice” mix? Demonstrations reveal why being safety smart is easy—and perhaps life-saving.

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OBJECTIVES

  • Students will be able to understand what materials insulate and conduct electricity.
  • Students will be able to understand how an electrical circuit works.
  • Students will be able to identify what safety hazards accompany electricity.

 

National Health Standards Met

  • 1.5.1: Describe the relationship between healthy behaviors and personal health
  • 1.5.3: Describe ways in which a safe and healthy school and community environment can promote personal health problems
  • 1.5.4: Describe ways to prevent common childhood injuries and health problems
  • 1.8.1: Analyze the relationship between healthy behaviors and personal health
  • 1.8.3: Analyze how the environment affects personal health
  • 1.8.5: Describe ways to reduce or prevent injuries and other adolescent problems
  • 7.5.1: Identify responsible health behaviors
  • 7.5.3: Demonstrate a variety of behaviors that avoid or reduce health risks
  • 7.8.1: Explain the importance of assuming responsibility for personal health behaviors
  • 7.8.3: Demonstrate behaviors that would avoid or reduce health risk to self and others

 

National Science Standards Met

  • Content Standard A: Science as Inquiry
  • Content Standard B: Physical Science
  • Content Standard F: Science in Personal and Social Perspectives

ACTIVITIES AND ASSIGNMENTS

Safety Smart Science Electricity Digital Instruction Course45m
STUDENT ASSIGNMENTS:
Electricity, Water, and My Home 15m
Insulators and Conductors (Student Home Guide) 30m
Safety and Responsibility 35m
CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES
Insulators and Conductors (Student Activity Sheet) 30m
Making a Simple Circuit 30m

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