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We use electricity nearly every minute, from morning until bedtime—and even during the night while our air conditioners, heaters, nightlights, and clocks continue working. Without electricity, there would be no home-cooked meals, no favorite TV shows, no video games, no computers, and no lights to guide our way. Hard to imagine!
So, what is electricity, anyway? Electricity is energy produced by moving electrons. You may know that everything in the world is made up of tiny particles called ATOMS. Atoms are microscopic particles that contain PROTONS and NEUTRONS in their center (called the NUCLEUS). ELECTRONS spin around the nucleus. As electrons move between atoms, they produce an electric charge.
How does electricity get into your home? Here are the basics:
The amazing system that allows all of this to happen is called the POWER DISTRIBUTION GRID.
It seems strange to pay for something we can’t see, but electricity is not free. An ELECTRIC METER measures the amount of electric energy used by your family, and the power company sends a bill for using that electricity. That is one of the reasons it is important to conserve energy in your home. When you use less energy, you (1) save money, and (2) use fewer natural resources (gas, coal, oil, uranium). Together, we can make sure there are enough resources for future generations.
You can make a big difference in reducing your family’s energy use when you:
You have probably heard of bullying. You may have been bullied, or you may have seen someone bully a friend or family member. A bully is someone who tries to hurt others physically or emotionally with their words or actions. While we often think of a bully as the “mean kid” at school, there are many types of bullying—and anyone can be a bully. Some types of bullying include:
Did you know that more than three million students are bullied each year? Thousands of children and teens skip school every day because they are avoiding a bully. One out of ten students drops out of school because of bullying!
Bullying occurs at all ages, and in all grades—and it causes kids to feel angry, hurt and depressed. It’s time to take a stand: in our schools, on our playgrounds and on the streets. If you are a victim of bullying, or you know someone who is, visit Bullying.gov to get help or learn how to respond to bullies.
A stranger is someone that you, your mom or dad does not know well. Strangers are everywhere: around your neighborhood, at the playground, and at the mall. Just like your parents, many strangers are kind, helpful people. Unfortunately, you can’t tell if someone is a good or bad person by looking at them—so it is important to be cautious around people you don’t know.
Finally, remember that it is never silly to trust your instincts. Be smart around strangers, and listen to that little voice in your head. It is okay to leave a situation if you are uncomfortable, or if you feel like something is wrong. Find a safe place, tell a trusted adult, or call 911 to get help!
The playground is a fun place to explore, exercise, and make new friends, but accidents can happen. To avoid getting hurt and keep your friends safe, remember these simple safety tips when you visit the park.
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