In TCEC's ongoing effort to educate our community about electricity, we offer safety programs for children and adults alike. Student programs can be scheduled any time during the school year. Adult demonstrations are offered for organizations or work places.
Live Line Demonstration
This life-size demonstration boasts a 7,200 volt power line complete with transformers, fuses, and a giant impact! TCEC employees demonstrate to the crowd the devastation electricity can have on the human body. Hot dogs are used to simulate human fingers and the effects when coming into contact with the energized line. Three-foot electrical arcs are drawn to demonstrate the immense amount of power lurking in the power lines all around us.
Safe City tabletop Demonstration
Our safety experts use a Safe City model which depicts a typical neighborhood scene and shows many electrical contact hazards posed by overhead and underground electrical service.
The model is powered by a transformer that produces a 10,000-volt, 23-milliamp current that creates dramatic arcs when contacts are made. Students get to see first-hand what can happen when a ladder makes electrical contact, a shovel digs into underground service, a kite gets caught in a line, and many other everyday situations where safety can prevent serious accidents.
Kids and adults alike love this classroom display, and our experienced presenters leave them with a lasting impression about the importance of safety around electrical service.
Shocking Truth About Electricity
Specifically targeted to 4th grade students, The Shocking Truth about Electricity, is a lesson taught by TCEC in your classroom! The program introduces and reinforces the basics of electricity and the dangers of electricity in every day. Students will learn what to do in the event a power line falls on a vehicle they’re in. Should they get out? Should they stay in? This lesson teaches 4th graders what to do in that situation and more.