Electricity Safety Week

Be a Safety Star illustration

Electricity Safety Week 2018 was held from 10 to 14 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 to meet the Science and Technology and PDHPE curriculum requirements for years K - 6.

The resources include an Electricity & Safety Unit Lesson Book for Stage 3, Electricity Safety Lesson Book for K-6 and four interactive whiteboard lessons featuring activities, videos and teachers' notes that will engage your students in learning about electricity and how to be safe around it.

Each school registered for the program received a pack containing curriculum materials, prizes, simple circuit kit, posters, stickers and more. The resources are also available to download.

Our Be a Safety Star Competition for 2018 is now closed and the winners have been selected from K-2, 3-4 and 5-6 primary school categories. In 2018, each winner received a $1,000 donation for their P&C Association to spend on a safety improvement. Students also received a certificate and small gift for entering. View the winning entries from 2018.

Electricity and Safety Unit for Stage 3

Lesson Book for Stage 3

Interactive whiteboard lesson 1
- What do we know about electricity?
- What is energy?
- Transforming energy

Interactive whiteboard lesson 2
- Electricity safety

Interactive whiteboard lesson 3
- Electricity generation and transmission
- Exploring electrical circuits

Interactive whiteboard lesson 4
- Investigating conductors and insulators
- Investigating series and parallel circuits
- Transforming energy

Electricity Safety Week Resources for K-6
Electricity Safety Lesson Book for K-6 (PDF, 4.6MB)
Merit certificate (PDF, 602KB)
Poster (PDF, 5MB)
Fact sheet (PDF, 4.6MB)
Electricity Made Easy booklet (PDF, 1.8MB)

Find out more

For more information about Electricity Safety Week or to request a mailed USB of the Electricity & Safety teaching resources, please email essential@primary-pr.com or call 0292123888.