Resources for primary teachers

Essential Energy Electricity Safety Week NSW

Electricity Safety Week 2015 will be held on 7 - 11 September in NSW primary schools.

Electricity Safety Week raises awareness of the hazards associated with electricity and teaches students how to be safe around electricity. The resources have been developed with the Department of Education and Communities, and aims to help teachers meet the Science and Technology and PDHPE curriculums for years K - 6.

Electricity and Safety Unit for Years 5 & 6
Essential Energy has realigned its free Electricity and Safety Unit for Years 5 & 6 to meet the requirements of the NSW Board of Studies Science & Technology syllabus for the Australian Curriculum.

Developed in collaboration with the Department of Education and Communities, the resources include an Electricity & Safety Unit lesson book and four complementary interactive whiteboard lessons that will engage your students in learning about electricity and how to be safe around it.

Download the Electricity & Safety Unit lesson book
To complement the Electricity & Safety Unit lesson book, Essential Energy has developed four SMART Notebook lessons featuring embedded interactive class activities, videos and teacher’s notes. If you are using a different interactive whiteboard, you can download interactive PDF versions.

The interactive whiteboard lessons can be downloaded below.

Please note: these files are quite large and may take some time to download depending on your connection speed.

Attachment Contents
Lesson 1
File size: 74MB
  • What do we know about electricity?
  • What is energy?
  • Transforming energy
Lesson 2
File size: 229MB
  • Dangerous situations
  • Electricity and substations
  • Electricity and water
  • Electricity and metal
  • Electricity safety outdoors
  • Electrical emergencies
  • Electrical storm safety
Lesson 3
File size: 151MB
  • Electricity generation and transmission
  • Transportation of electricity
  • Exploring electrical circuits
Lesson 4
File size: 17MB
  • Investigating conductors and insulators
  • Investigating series and parallel circuits
  • Transforming electrical energy investigation
  • Design task
  • Electrical consumption

Teachers notes and other collateral

Find out more
For more information about Electricity Safety Week or to request a mailed DVD of the Electricity & Safety Unit for Stage 3, please email or call
02 9212 3888.


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