1. How do we use electricity?
  2. Seymour Science: Electricity
  3. Electricity around the house
  4. Is electricity safe?
  5. Where next?

1. How do we use electricity?

Electricity makes light bulbs glow, kettles boil and washing machines go round and round.

Some electricity comes from batteries and some electricity comes from plugging things into wall sockets.

We can’t see electricity, but it can be dangerous. We must learn to use it safely.

2. Seymour Science: Electricity

Find out how to stay safe around electricity with Seymour and his guest, Eddie.

3. Electricity around the house

Explore the image below by clicking on the different places electricity is used.

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4. Is electricity safe?

Electricity is safe as long as you know how to use it. Click to see the rules for using batteries and plugs.

Batteries

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Batteries

Battery-powered toys are safe to use. If your toy stops working, it’s time for some new batteries. Never put the batteries in your mouth though.

Plugs

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Plugs

Check with a grown-up before you plug something in and make sure your hands are dry. Never put your fingers in a wall socket.