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Electricity

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Electricity

    Electricity

     Merit Badge Workbook

    This workbook can help you but you still need to read the merit badge pamphlet (book). No one can add or subtract from the Boy

    Scout Requirements #33216. Merit Badge Workbooks and much more are below: Online Resources.

    Workbook developer: craig@craiglincoln.com. Requirements revised: 2004, Workbook updated: February 2009.

    Scout’s Name: ____________________________________________ Unit: ____________________________ Counselor’s Name: _________________________________________ Counselor’s Ph #: _____________________________

    1. Demonstrate that you know how to respond to electrical emergencies by doing the following: a. Show how to rescue a person touching a live wire in the home. ______________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ b. Show how to render first aid to a person who is unconscious from electrical shock. _____________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ c. Show how to treat an electrical burn. ____________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ d. Explain what to do in an electrical storm. _________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ e. Explain what to do in the event of an electrical fire. _________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ 2. Complete an electrical home safety inspection of your home, using the checklist found in this pamphlet or one approved by your counselor. Discuss what you find with your counselor. (Sample Home Electrical Checklist.)

    ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ 3. Make a simple electromagnet and use it to show magnetic attraction and repulsion. (Sample Plans) ________________

    4. Explain the difference between direct current _____________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________

Electricity p. 2 Merit Badge Workbook Scout's Name: ________________________

    ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ and alternating current. _________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ 5. Make a simple drawing to show how a battery and an electric bell work.

    6. Explain why a fuse blows or a circuit breaker trips. ________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Tell how to find a blown fuse or tripped circuit breaker in your home. __________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Show how to safely reset the circuit breaker. ________________________________________________________________ 7. Explain what overloading an electric circuit means. _______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Tell what you have done to make sure your home circuits are not overloaded. ____________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________

Electricity p. 3 Merit Badge Workbook Scout's Name: ________________________

    8. On a floor plan of a room in your home, make a wiring diagram of the lights, switches, and outlets. Show which fuse or circuit breaker protects each one.

    Sample Bedroom Plan

    Circuit: “SE Bedroom” 15 A

    Your Plan