Creating public service announcements (PSAs) is a creative way for your students to learn and share electrical safety rules with the rest of the school.
Electrical safety is vitally important. Even though electricity is something we can’t see, there are hazards and risks that come with using it. In this activity, your students will learn how to be safe around electricity by thinking of how to share the safety rules with others.
As a class, come up with a list of things that get used every day that require electricity. Engage your students in a discussion about the potential hazards of electricity. Ask them if they know any ways to ensure safety when using electricity.
Divide your class into small groups (groups of two or three work best) and give each group one of the "Electrical safety rules".
Explain the objective: each group will create a 45 to 60 second PSA that needs to explain their safety rule to help others be safe around electricity.
These tips could help your class create great announcements:
Give the students some time to practice presenting their PSA.
Have each group present their PSA to the rest of the class. Encourage your students to close their eyes so they can focus on listening to the safety rule being presented.
After each presentation, ask the audience to name the safety rule and identify the associated behaviours. Give your feedback to each group, and have the students give feedback as well.
Have your students write about the safety rules in their journals. Encourage them to reflect on at least one new thing they learned. You can also suggest they draw an illustration to represent their safety rule.
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