Being a Safety Star (Stage 3)

A spark of static electricity contains up to 3,000 volts, while a lightning strike contains around 3,000,000 volts. To understand electricity, its power, and the safety considerations relating to it learners engage in a comprehensive two-week unit that helps them understand the forms of energy with the aid of interactives, hands-on, and collaborative work.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • The resource asks for the emergency phone number in Australia; edit to reflect your arrea
  • Schedule a field trip to a power station, transfer station, or invite someone from the local electric company to speak to the class
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires an interactive whiteboard
Pros

  • Includes extension ideas for some lessons
  • Provides answer keys for all paperwork and discussions
Cons

  • None