Resources for primary teachers

Essential Energy Electricity Safety Week NSW

Electricity Safety Week 2017 was held 4 to 8 September in NSW primary schools.

Electricity Safety Week raises awareness of the hazards associated with electricity and teaches students how to be safe around electricity. The resources have been developed with the Department of Education to meet the Science and Technology and PDHPE curriculum requirements for years K - 6.

The resources include an Electricity & Safety Unit Lesson Book for Stage 3, Electricity Safety Lesson Book for K-6 and four complementary SMART Notebook lessons featuring activities, videos and teachers' notes that will engage your students in learning about electricity and how to be safe around it. If you are using a different interactive whiteboard, you can download interactive PDF versions.

If you have any questions about the free Electricity Safety Week resource pack please email with your name, school, mailing address and preferred email or call 02 9212 3888. The resources can also be downloaded.

We ran the Be a Safety Star Poster Competition again this year, however this year a winner was chosen from each of these primary school categories (K-2, 3-4, 5-6). Each winner receives a $1,000 donation for their P&C Association to spend on a safety improvement. Students will also receive a certificate and small gift for entering. View the winning entries.

Electricity and Safety Unit for Stage 3

Lesson Book for Stage 3

Interactive whiteboard lesson 1
- What do we know about electricity? 
- What is energy? 
- Transforming energy
Interactive whiteboard lesson 2
- Electricity safety
Interactive whiteboard lesson 3
- Electricity generation and transmission
- Exploring electrical circuits
Interactive whiteboard lesson 4
- Investigating conductors and insulators
- Investigating series and parallel circuits
- Transforming energy

Electricity Safety Week Resources for K-6
Electricity Safety Lesson Book for K-6 (PDF, 4.6MB)
Merit certificate (PDF, 602KB)
Poster (PDF, 5MB)
Fact sheet (PDF, 4.6MB)
Electricity Made Easy booklet (PDF, 1.8MB)

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For more information about Electricity Safety Week or to request a mailed USB of the Electricity & Safety teaching resources, please email or call
02 9212 3888.


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