Stephanie Feezor & Abby Walgurski 8th hr

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As you all know electricity can be very dangerous. It can lead to death or major/minor injuries. There are an quantity of people who get electrocuted everyday or get hurt from electricity. Most of those people don't know the safety precaution, but now you can! We picked this topic because, a classmate of ours has been electrocuted.
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Precaution Fact #1

You should have outlet covers so your baby/infant can not put there fingers/any objects in the outlet holes.

Fact 2

A bolt of lightning can measure up to three million (3,000,000) volts and it lasts less than one second!

Fact 3

Ben Franklin didn't invent electricity but he did prove that lightning is a form of electricity.

Fact 4

The first power plant was owned by Thomas Edison opened in New York city in 1882.

Fact 5

Burning coal is the most common way that electricity is made in the United States.

Safety precautions

1.Don't yank a power cord out of the wall.

2. It could damage the electrical system in your house or even cause a fire

3. Don't ever climb the fence around an electrical substation.

If a ball or pet gets inside the fence, ask a grown-up to call the electric company - they'll come and get it out for you.

4. Fly your kite far away from power lines or substations.

5.The kite and the string may conduct electricity, sending it right through you to the ground