Vampire power

Vlad imagines how different life would be without electricity. Dave plays a game with Vlad and Kate teaching them about electrical safety at home.

Dave and Vlad think about all the different gadgets in the home that use electricity and imagine what the world would be like without them. Dave plays a game with Vlad and Kate teaching them about electrical safety at home.They search around the castle looking for potential hazards and learn how to stay safe. Vlad orders a new electric toothbrush, designed especially for his vampire fangs.

Teacher Notes

Key Stage one- Could be used as prompt to show lots of ways that we use electricity in our homes and its importance on our daily lives. Children could discuss the benefits of electricity. They could debate and vote for the most useful electrical gadget in their home. They could consider what life might be like without electricity.- Could be used to demonstrate dangers posed by electricity and how to use electricity safely.Children could then go ‘safety spotting’ with a responsible adult around their school, identifying potential hazards and create posters for their schools on electrical safety. -

Key Stage two- Could be used to inspire designs for new electrical inventions. For example design a new gadget for Vlad the vampire e.g. vampire toothbrush, automatic coffin opening device, spooky vampire doorbell, vampire cloak press machine. Children could write instructions advising Vlad how to use his new electric toothbrush safely.

Curriculum Notes

This clip will be relevant for teaching Physics and Modern Studies for KS1 and KS2 in England and Wales, and early years, first and second level in Scotland.