Safety and care of equipment 

Work on electricity at all levels will involve the use of batteries. The following safety procedures should be observed

  • Batteries must not be cut open
  • Batteries should be disposed of in a safe manner. There may be a battery recycling depot in the locality
  • Rechargeable batteries should not be used for investigations
  • Leads, composed of lengths of insulated wire, will be necessary for making circuits. The teacher or a specially designated adult can strip the plastic covering from the leads using wire cutters and strippers or a sharp scissors. Children should never undertake this task.