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Electrical Safety

Students consider electrical safety inside and outside the home.

'Electrical Safety' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:  Electricity

Curriculum subtopic:  Common Electrical Appliances

Difficulty level:  

down

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

Useful machines in our homes and at school use a lot of energy or power. For this reason, we plug them into the MAINS ELECTRICAL SUPPLY.

 

Mains electricity is so powerful that it can shock, burn or even... kill!

 

It is very important that we learn how to stay safe, and how to keep others safe too!

Choose THREE of the options below that could complete the following sentence:

 

Mains electricity is dangerous because it can...........

shock

play DVDs

burn

cool things down

kill

Electricity is produced in a power station. The energy travels from the power station through over-head cables supported by pylons:

 

To stay safe, which TWO things must we never do near power lines?

fly kites

climb the pylon

bird watch

Which are the only TWO things which we can safely put in a socket? 

pencil

screw driver

plug

plug cover

Complete the following sentence:

 

Electrical sockets must not be near the...........

cooker

washing machine

taps or shower

freezer

Which of the options below BEST describes why we do not have electrical sockets near taps?

water dilutes the electricity

water washes away the electricity

water conducts electricity

Complete the following sentence:

 

We must NEVER touch switches with...........

wet hands

dirty hands

dry hands

Complete the following sentence:

 

If we use appliances with damaged wires, we may get an electric.............

surprise

shock

sound

What can happen if we plug too many electrical appliances into one socket?

nothing - its OK

the socket can over-heat and catch fire

Complete the following sentence:

 

Trailing electrical cables are...........

untidy

too long

a trip hazard

  • Question 1

Choose THREE of the options below that could complete the following sentence:

 

Mains electricity is dangerous because it can...........

CORRECT ANSWER
shock
burn
kill
  • Question 2

Electricity is produced in a power station. The energy travels from the power station through over-head cables supported by pylons:

 

To stay safe, which TWO things must we never do near power lines?

CORRECT ANSWER
fly kites
climb the pylon
  • Question 3

Which are the only TWO things which we can safely put in a socket? 

CORRECT ANSWER
plug
plug cover
  • Question 4

Complete the following sentence:

 

Electrical sockets must not be near the...........

CORRECT ANSWER
taps or shower
  • Question 5

Which of the options below BEST describes why we do not have electrical sockets near taps?

CORRECT ANSWER
water conducts electricity
EDDIE SAYS
When the power supply is strong, water CONDUCTS electricity, making a mixture of water and electricity very dangerous!
  • Question 6

Complete the following sentence:

 

We must NEVER touch switches with...........

CORRECT ANSWER
wet hands
EDDIE SAYS
Only very special sockets are allowed in bathrooms because they are safe to use.
  • Question 7

Complete the following sentence:

 

If we use appliances with damaged wires, we may get an electric.............

CORRECT ANSWER
shock
  • Question 8

What can happen if we plug too many electrical appliances into one socket?

CORRECT ANSWER
the socket can over-heat and catch fire
EDDIE SAYS
It can be very dangerous to 'over-load' a socket with too many plugs.
  • Question 9

Complete the following sentence:

 

Trailing electrical cables are...........

CORRECT ANSWER
a trip hazard
EDDIE SAYS
Stay safe around electricity!
---- OR ----

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