Safety

# Walking to school

Introduce three keys to electrical safety through a video quiz.

• Quiz
• 30 mins

# Participate as a class

A single screen and laptop is used for watching the video and answering questions together as a class.

Before you begin, make sure:

• You’re connected to the internet
• You’re projecting your screen for the class to see

# Overview

A group of students walking to school use the three keys to electrical safety when they come across a downed power line. This interactive activity gives us the information needed to identify potential hazards in our neighbourhood by watching a video that presents electrical safety scenarios and poses questions to discuss as a class.

## What you'll need

• You’ll need internet access, a computer and screen to watch a video

### Instructions

• Let students know we’ll be watching a video with four electrical safety hazard scenarios, each one ending with a multiple choice question.
• Watch the video as a class. After each scenario, the video will pause and present you with a question that can be discussed in pairs or as a class.
• Decide as a whole class which answer or answers are correct – select the answer(s) on the screen and discuss the response.
• When ready, continue on to the next scene.
• After watching the video, reflect on what we learned.
• Were there any surprises?
• What are the 3 keys to electrical safety?
• Does anyone remember how far you should stay back from a downed power line?
• Wrap up the activity by providing a visual representation of the safe distance to stay back from a downed power line (10 metres or about the length of a bus). Use a tape measure to mark out 10 metres and have students practice shuffling with their feet together.

• Assess students’ participation in class discussion
• Assess students’ understanding of the three keys to electrical safety
• Have students create a graphic novel, comic or poster to demonstrate understanding of what to do if they see a downed power line
• Educate others about electrical safety:
• Create an electrical safety display at school
• Have students take the finished product home to share the message with family members
• If it's down, it's a danger. Stay back at least 10 metres and dial 911
• Always assume that downed or damaged power lines are live, even if they're not sparking or making  any sound

#### Down.

A downed line may be on the ground or caught in a tree. Wherever it's landed, it can be a danger to yourself and others.

#### Danger.

To be safe, shuffle (don't walk or hop) 10 metres away from a downed wire. Keep others in the vicinity at least a bus-length away.

#### Dial.

If you see a downed line, call 911 as soon as you can. Why 911? Emergency services can dispatch a team immediately to secure and keep your area safe, and will contact us right away.