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Energy - Electricity and Safety at Home
Electricity and heat are both very dangerous!

Energy - Electricity and Safety at Home

This quiz addresses the requirements of the National Curriculum KS1 Science for children aged 5 and 6 in years 1 and 2. Specifically this quiz is aimed at the section dealing with safety around energy in the home.

You have learned about how we heat and light our homes. We use energy to cook and to clean. Different kinds of energy help us. Electricity is very useful. So are gas cookers and stoves. But energy can also hurt us. Electricity can be very dangerous, and anything that is very hot can be dangerous. Do you know the rules for staying safe around the home? In this quiz, we look at energy around the home and some rules for helping to stay safe.

Harry is washing his hands. What must he do next?
Dry his hands
Brush his hair
Run outside
Eat a biscuit
Always dry your hands. Never touch anything electrical with wet hands
This man is cutting grass with a strimmer. What should you do?
Keep well away
Play in the grass
Kick a ball about
Watch closely
Always keep well away from machinery
Maria’s house has an open fire. What do people burn on an open fire?
Coal and wood
Oil and gas
Wool and cotton
Plastic and rubber
Fires can be warm and cosy. But all fires can be dangerous. Never go near an open fire
Which one of these is always dangerous?
Cold water from the tap
Warm water from the tap
Boiling water
Ice cubes from the freezer
Boiling water is always dangerous
Adam’s Dad is fitting a safety cover. He is fitting it:
To a light switch
To an electrical socket
To a remote control
To a bulb
Never play with electrical sockets
This is a wood-burning stove. The stove is black in colour. The black surface of the stove is:
Very hot
Stoves get very hot. Never touch a stove
Ellie and Luke are baking. What must they do before they start baking?
Play outside
Play inside
Wash and dry their hands
Run round the kitchen
What do you think Ellie and Luke are baking?
Harriet is in danger. What is she doing wrong?
Harriet is in the kitchen
Harriet is in a blue jumper
Harriet is pulling a pan off the cooker
Harriet has started school
This is very dangerous. The pan will be very hot. The pan may have boiling water in it. Never get hold of a pan on the cooker
What is this?
A toy
A box of matches
A game
A set of counters
Never play with matches. Leave matches to adults
Amy’s Dad is putting a ____ into a socket.
Never play with plugs and sockets. Leave plugs to adults
You can find more about this topic by visiting BBC Bitesize - How to be safe around electricity

Author:  David Bland

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