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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  • 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


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

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