Smoke Alarms

CfE Experiences and Outcomes

I am learning to assess and manage risk, to protect myself and others, and to reduce the potential for harm when possible. HWB 2-16a.

1. Connecting the Learning - Ask the class to think back to the 'Dangers of Fire' activity and in particular to the smoke alarm with no battery. Explain to them that they are going to learn more about smoke alarms and their importance.
2. Sharing the Learning Outcomes -

• I understand the importance of smoke alarms. 
• A working smoke alarm helps keep us safe by warning us there is a fire and gives us time to escape
• I can explain why every home should have at least one working smoke alarm
• I understand how and when to test smoke alarms
3. Active Learning - Use the resource to play the ‘Smoke Alarm’ activity. Children work in groups of three or four to complete the sentences about smoke alarms.
4. Demonstrating Understanding – In groups of three and four pupils, work together on a project that highlights the importance of smoke alarms. This could be a poster encouraging the public to test their smoke alarm once a week or they could make a model smoke alarm and label the important components.
5. Review and Recall – Ask the groups to feedback to the rest of the class explaining what their project is about.
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