Resources for primary teachers

Essential Energy Electricity Safety Week NSW

Electricity Safety Week 2017 will be 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 will again run the Be a Safety Star Poster Competition, however this year a winner will be chosen from each of these primary school categories (K-2, 3-4, 5-6). Each winner will receive 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.

The lesson books, interactive whiteboard lessons and supporting collateral can be downloaded below.

Please note: these files are quite large and may take some time to download depending on your connection speed.

Attachment Contents
Lesson 1
File size: 74MB
  • What do we know about electricity?
  • What is energy?
  • Transforming energy
Lesson 2
File size: 229MB
  • Dangerous situations
  • Electricity and substations
  • Electricity and water
  • Electricity and metal
  • Electricity safety outdoors
  • Electrical emergencies
  • Electrical storm safety
Lesson 3
File size: 151MB
  • Electricity generation and transmission
  • Transportation of electricity
  • Exploring electrical circuits
Lesson 4
File size: 17MB
  • Investigating conductors and insulators
  • Investigating series and parallel circuits
  • Transforming electrical energy investigation
  • Design task
  • Electrical consumption

Teachers' notes and other collateral

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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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