|Physical Science||Electricity/Magnetism 0B2.00||Habits of Mind||Science and Technology 3.5 a|
CONTENT STANDARD: Physical Science
CONTENT TOPIC: Electricity/Magnetism
CONCEPT: Electricity is useful, but dangerous.
CONTENT OBJECTIVE: 0B2.00 To understand the importance of observing safety rules
INSTRUCTIONAL OBJECTIVES: The learner will:
TN COMPONENT OF SCIENCE: Habits of Mind
BENCHMARK: Developments in science and technology can improve our quality of life, yet may have negative impact on the environment.
Electricity is made or generated. A battery makes a small amount of electricity. Enough to light up a small light. Huge power plants make large amounts of electricity to heat homes, turn on lights, T.V.'s, etc. The generated electricity travels through wires. (Look outside for electrical wires. Demonstrate using a battery, copper wire, and small bulb. Allow the children to experiment with them. Be sure to stress the fact that they will not be shocked by the battery and bulb, but they should not touch electrical parts.
When we plug our appliances in a socket, we are connecting wires for electricity to move. Electricity moves well through wires and water. It won't move through things like plastic or wood. That is why all electrical appliances have their wires wrapped in a plastic cord, so the electricity cannot get out.
Now you know how electricity travels through wires in cords and sockets. Electricity also travels through water. That is why we must be very careful around plugs, cords, sockets, and water.
(Some safety rules relating to electricity:)(Show or discuss several home appliances and how they work. Explain the proper use of these appliances. Explain why broken appliances must be repaired.)
1. Never touch broken electric wires.
2. Never put your finger in an electric socket.
3. Never put anything metal into an electric socket.
4. Never unplug an electrical appliance by pulling on the wire.
5. Never play with electrical appliances or cords.
6. Remember that electricity is powerful enough to cause a severe burn or a fatal shock.
(Use puppet again) Puppet, "You did a great job thinking about safety rules for using electricity. Now, I would like to teach you a song to help you remember to be careful around electricity." (Sing to the tune of "This Old Man")
Never touch broken cords
Tell Mom or Dad to fix it quick!
Chorus: Or it could shock you, oo, oo, oo ....
Then your hair would stick up too!
Only plugs are made for sockets
Never put anything else in a socket
Never pull on a cord
Always unplug it with the plug
Electricity is not a toy
Always be careful when you use it.
Now we are going to make a class book of safety rules. (Make a class big book of using electricity safely. Put one safety rule on each page, having the students illustrate.)
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