Activities | Science | Robotics and electronics
This activity aims to alert participants to the dangers associated with electricity and introduce preventive behaviours and solutions.
After a first theoretical part including discussion, participants apply a questionnaire to IPT students and staff on the levels of awareness of the academic population on this matter. Once all the questionnaires are completed, they create a table with the results.
- theoretical part; 1 hour
- discussion: 30min
- practical part: 1 hour
- projection screen;
- multimedia presentation of the topic;
- sheet containing problems to solve;
- discussion notes sheet
Safety precautions applicable to electricity: The electrical supply we receive in our own homes or in public places is a commodity we can no longer live without thanks to the wide range of services and comfort that it brings to our daily lives. Electricity is a product of undeniable usefulness but has some risks that should be avoided for the sake of health and wellbeing. Here are some of them:
- never pull an appliance by the supply cable or hose;
- take special care when using electrical appliances in the bathroom, prefer battery operated devices;
- never put metallic objects such as knives and forks in plugged-in electrical appliances;
- do not use appliances with damaged electrical cabling; to prevent electrical shock, wrap insulating tape around the cable joints;
- do not plug in or unplug with your hands or body wet;
- do not plug many appliances to the same electrical socket;
- do not stand close to fallen electricity poles;
- do not climb a tree without ensuring it is far away from electrical wiring;
- do not throw away objects into areas with electrical wiring.
Activity instructors: Manuel Barros and Carlos Ferreira (UDE)<< back