An Electrifying Lesson

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Blue Point Elementary School fourth-grade students learned about electricity, important safety tips, different types of power and fossil fuels when a PSEG representative visited the building to conduct an informative workshop.

During the visit, the speaker shared his knowledge of working with electricity and even conducted a demonstration. As a complement to their classroom lessons, the students learned about the basics of electricity, how it is made and distributed to homes all over Long Island and several electrical safety tips. Using a model house, the presenter explained what would happen should a downed electric current enter the house from an outside source. He also explained the safety equipment that workers need to use when fixing electrical lines for customers and allowed the students the chance to take an up-close look at several items.

At the end of the program, each student received an activity book and teachers conducted follow-up discussions on the topic.