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Register here to receive these FREE materials for your classroom. These programs educate students on the importance of electrical and natural gas safety.

Fifth Grade Program

The scope of this program is to teach core energy science concepts related to both electricity and natural gas. The electric portion of the program discusses generation, transmission and distribution of electricity which includes circuits, conductors and insulators.  The natural gas lesson explains how the fuel is the produced and transported, which includes topics such as producing wells, compressor stations and regulators. The lesson also reinforces important safety information such as identifying the signs of a pipeline leak, indoor electrical hazards as well power line safety.

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1. Natural Gas Safety Booklet

This four-color, 12-page booklet measures 8.5 inches wide by 11 inches tall. Book explains the basic natural gas safety; locating buried gas lines before digging, and the dangers of construction zones. Book describes fossils and fossil fuels. The book includes a hands-on science activity and an overview of the natural gas distribution system. Level: 5th Grade Note: this item is not available in Philadelphia

Third and Fourth Grade Program

Louie the Lightning Bug® and Sniffasaurus®

The scope of this program is to educate students about the inherent hazards of electricity and natural gas.  Through fun and interactive activities, students will learn important electric and natural gas safety information, such as recognizing the smell of natural gas, identifying the signs of a pipeline leak, indoor electrical hazards as well power line safety.

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2. Louie’s Electrical Safety Checklist

Louie’s Home Safety Checklist is a great take-home product to get the whole family involved in practicing electrical safety. The item is an 12 x 18 inch sheet that folds down to 6 x 9 inches.

The child uses the checklist to perform his/her own home electrical safety audit. Along the way, there are visits to the family room, kitchen, bedroom, bathrooms and outside the home to look for listed safety hazards. For each safe item on the list, the home is awarded points. At the end of the audit, the score is tallied for each room and it is determined whether the home is safe or needs actions to correct safety hazards.

Examples of hazards include:  overloaded outlets, appliances near water sources, damaged cords in use, and whether outlet covers are being used.

Level: 3rd and 4th Grades

3. Sniffy and Louie’s Natural Gas & Electrical

The Louie & Sniffy Home Safety Checklist for electrical and natural gas safety is a great take-home product to get the whole family involved in safety. The item is an 12 x 18 inch sheet that folds down to 6 x 9 inches.

The child uses the checklist to perform his/her own home safety audit. Along the way, there are visits to the family room, kitchen, bedroom, bathrooms and outside the home to look for listed safety hazards. One panel is devoted to natural gas safety (see picture in “Additional Images” tab).  For each safe item on the list, the home is awarded points. At the end of the audit, the score is tallied for each room and it is determined whether the home is safe or needs actions to correct safety hazards.

Examples of some of the hazards include:  overloaded outlets, appliances near water sources, damaged cords in use, dangerous items close to natural gas appliances, and whether outlet covers and carbon monoxide detectors are being used.

Level: 3rd and 4th Grades

4. Louie’s Electrical Safety House of Hazards

Louie’s House of Hazards is a 17 by 11 inch educational safety handout that is folded in the middle to create a four-page piece.

The center spread consists of a four-color drawing depicting 13 electrical contact hazards inside and around the home. Students try to identify all 13.

The fourth page contains an answer key, score box and a list of Louie Tips for Safety. Level: 3rd Grade

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5. Louie the Lightning Bug® Book Cover

Level: 3rd through 5th Grades

6. Louie the Lightning Bug® Electric Universe Posters

Colorful wall poster featuring the rules of Electrical Safety.

Level: 3rd through 5th Grade

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