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6th Grade Ch 2 Sec 6 Electrical Safety



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  • 1. Ch. 2 Sec. 6 Electrical Safety
  • 2. short circuit
    • connection that allows current to take path of least resistance
  • 3. Electric Shocks
    • Severity depends on current (amps)
    • Currents > 0.2 amps can cause burns & stop your heart !!!!
  • 4.
    • Circuit = electrically grounded when charges able to flow directly from circuit  into Earth in case of short circuit
  • 5. third prong
    • round part of plug
    • connects metal shell of appliance to ground wire of bldg
  • 6.
    • Fuse = device that has thin strip of metal that melts if too much current flows thru it
      • protects devices plugged into it
  • 7.
    • Circuit breaker = safety device that uses electromagnet to shut off circuit when current gets too high
  • 8. Circuit Boxes and Circuit Breakers [01:45
  • 9. Electric Shock First Aid
    • 1. Remove the victim from the source of electricity before you touch him. Either turn off the master switch to disconnect the power, or use a nonmetal, dry object such as a stick to pull the wire or electrical source away from the victim's body.
    • 2. If he is not breathing, begin rescue breathing immediately; a victim whose heart has stopped breathing needs CPR.
    • 3. If the person is unconscious, but is breathing and has a heartbeat, you should place him in the recovery position and monitor his breathing and heart rate until medical help arrives.
  • 10. Victims of Electric Shock Electric shock injury to the foot Electric shock injury to the hand Electric shock burns due to current flow through metal framed glasses.
  • 11.
    • Remember, electricity can be dangerous!!!