Exploring Electricity<br />Laura Chedra<br />6RP<br />
	Electricity is a flow of electrical power. It is both a basic part of nature and one of our most used forms of energy. <b...
Flow chart<br />
		   How Does Electricity get to your Home?<br />Electricity is generated at power stations. It leaves the power station a...
1. Turn off TV at 7.30pm<br />2. Use solar energy<br />3. Open blinds instead of using electrical lighting.<br />4. Turn h...
1.Turn off all computers when not in use.<br />2.Turn off fans when not needed.<br />3. Turn off lights when not needed in...
Electricity dangers (inside)<br />Have your parents ever told you not to stick anything metal in a toaster? This is becaus...
Electricity Dangers (inside)<br />Have you ever pulled a plug out of its socket and seen sparks( electricity) come out? Th...
Have you ever seen an electricity pole fall down? They can be very dangerous. Many people do not know that they may still ...
Electricity dangers (outside)<br />When you go to climb a tree, always look for electricity cables and poles near the tree...
Safe Proof Your House<br />Put safety plugs over all electrical outlets to prevent children from sticking screwdrivers, na...
Bibliography<br />http://home.howstuffworks.com/home-improvement/household-safety/tips/a-guide-to-home-safety3.htm<br />ht...
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Electricity webquest

  1. 1. Exploring Electricity<br />Laura Chedra<br />6RP<br />
  2. 2. Electricity is a flow of electrical power. It is both a basic part of nature and one of our most used forms of energy. <br />What is Electricity?<br />
  3. 3. Flow chart<br />
  4. 4. How Does Electricity get to your Home?<br />Electricity is generated at power stations. It leaves the power station at very high voltages to send it along the wires.<br />It travels in thick wires on pylons to the nearest substation.<br />There is equipment inside the substation including transformers (transformers are used to change the voltage or amount of electricity to a lower or higher amount).<br />Then it goes onto electricity poles (wooden or metal poles about 5m) that carry a lower amount of electricity into a much smaller transformer.<br />When the electricity has transformed it is transported to your home.<br />
  5. 5. 1. Turn off TV at 7.30pm<br />2. Use solar energy<br />3. Open blinds instead of using electrical lighting.<br />4. Turn heaters, air conditioning and fans off when not needed.<br />5. Remember to turn off the computer when you’re finished.<br />5 ways to help save electricity in your home<br />
  6. 6. 1.Turn off all computers when not in use.<br />2.Turn off fans when not needed.<br />3. Turn off lights when not needed instead just open the blinds.<br />4. Wear a jumper instead of turning on a heater.<br />5.Turn all electrical appliances off during morning tea and lunch.<br />5 Ways To Help Save Electricity At School <br />
  7. 7. Electricity dangers (inside)<br />Have your parents ever told you not to stick anything metal in a toaster? This is because metal is a conductor of electricity and a toaster runs on electricity, if this happens you will feel an electric shock run though your body. And if you go to wash your hands and feel a slight tingle, it may mean that water is conducting electricity and something is wrong, let your mum or dad know so they can call an electrician.<br />
  8. 8. Electricity Dangers (inside)<br />Have you ever pulled a plug out of its socket and seen sparks( electricity) come out? This is because you have not turned it off, it can be especially dangerous if your hand is close to the plug socket for you could be electrocuted.<br />
  9. 9. Have you ever seen an electricity pole fall down? They can be very dangerous. Many people do not know that they may still contain a great amount of electricity in the thick wires. <br />If you are flying a kite, make sure that you don’t fly it near electricity poles and its cables or you will be electrocuted.<br />Electricity dangers (outside)<br />
  10. 10. Electricity dangers (outside)<br />When you go to climb a tree, always look for electricity cables and poles near the tree, if you do touch a cable while you’re climbing you will be electrocuted.<br />
  11. 11. Safe Proof Your House<br />Put safety plugs over all electrical outlets to prevent children from sticking screwdrivers, nails, pins, or other metal objects into them.<br />Never use electrical appliances such as radios or hair dryers near a filled bathtub or sink. They could fall in and electrocute someone.<br />Do not talk on the phone or take a bath, or use electric appliances during a lightning storm. The electrical charge can come in through the water pipes or telephone wires.<br />Never touch someone who has been electrocuted, for you Intern will be electrocuted.<br />
  12. 12. Bibliography<br />http://home.howstuffworks.com/home-improvement/household-safety/tips/a-guide-to-home-safety3.htm<br />http://thefusebox.ce-electricuk.com/page/electricity/home.cfm<br />http://www.eia.doe.gov/kids/energy.cfm?page=electricity_home-basics<br />

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