Resources for primary teachers

To help prevent electrical accidents around the home and community, Ausgrid has developed a program to teach primary school students about electricity and how to be safe around it.

The free Electricity & Safety Unit for years 5 & 6 contains a downloadable lesson book and four complementary interactive whiteboard lessons that will engage students in learning about electricity.

The resources have been developed in collaboration with the Department of Education and align with the NESA Science & Technology syllabus for the Australian Curriculum. They provide opportunities for students to learn about electrical energy through a series of lessons, working with a range of materials and transferring the knowledge gained into the design and development of a working model that uses transformed electrical energy.

The interactive whiteboard lessons feature embedded interactive class activities, videos and teacher’s notes. 

If you would like to have the Stage 3 Electricity Unit and interactive whiteboard lessons sent to you on a USB please email

Ausgrid also runs Electricity Safety Week for primary schools in Sydney, Central Coast and the Hunter each September with free interactive resource packs are provided to registered primary schools. 

Interactive whiteboard lessons

Electricity and Safety Unit lesson book for Years 5 and 6