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Now when my two boys and girls to listen I love your son's wedding brings you another much spine doc program. Hello boys and girls. Who's ready to answer some questions today while flying. I hope you are all ready. Did you cut some pictures from newspapers or magazines do you have them on your table or do you have them pinned on a bulletin board hanging on the wall. Well if you have them on your own table then each of you can be a helper. If you pin them up on a board then I guess we better ask your teacher to appoint someone to be a helper for all of you. Will you do that now please. And while you're picking out someone let's think about it just a minute. Remember if you have pictures on your own. You can help the rest of us by holding up
the right one for us to see when we ask you for it. If all your pictures are pulled up on a board then you're a room helper will point to them for all of us to see. Everybody ready. Good. Today we're going to talk about how electricity helps us electricity helps us to do many many kinds of things. What is electricity helping you to do right now. Can you guess. Where would you be able to hear this radio program without electricity. No you wouldn't you know electricity seems very mysterious. We can't see it. But my how many things that can help us to do. When we were ready for this radio program today. What did you do in order
to listen to it. Well let's think together. Did you bring a radio into the room. Does the radio have a long wire attached to it. Yes it does. And on the end of the wire is a plug. What did you do with the plug when you were ready to listen. You connected the radio wire the cord with its plug to an outlet in the wall. Let's learn to call a place in the wall into which you push the plug and outlet. An electric outlet. That ought to be easy to remember because an electric outlet lets out electricity so that we can use it. So when you want to connect the radio in your room you put the plug on the end of the long
cord into an electric outlet. If you have some other way of listening if you have only a radio speaker in your room. Then someone else somewhere in your school connected it for you. You can talk about that later when you are right. Now let's see. For what else do we use electricity besides our radios. Before anyone answers. Look at your pictures. Might we have a lot of pictures here in the studio. I hope you have lots to. Read it be wonderful if we could all have all of those electric helpers in our homes. I certainly wish I had more of them. Just look at all the many things electricity helps us to do. Have you a picture of an electric iron somewhere and electric iron that
irons clothes. Whoever has a picture of an electric guy and hold it up so everyone can see it. Or point to it on the board helper does that electric iron have a long wire cord and a plug to attach to an outlet. What happens to an electric iron when we connect it and turn it on. He has sued does the radio now. The radio is bringing sounds and words for you to hear isn't it. Electricity helps to make sound. What does electricity do in the iron. Well that's true different ways electricity works for us. Put the pictures of the iron down now and let's see if we can find another way that our electricity helps us. Do you have a picture of a
lamp or an electric light bulb. Good. Did you find it. What happens to the lamp when we turn on the electricity. Well let's three ways electricity helps us. Maybe the lights in your room are turned on right now. Either way. I wonder if you can find the picture of an electric toy train. Does anyone have one or you might find an electric fan or the picture of an electric mixer. Any one of those will help us find out another way that our electricity helps us take a good knock at those pictures. Or if you don't have pictures just think about them. A toy electric train or a street car real real big street car
and electric fan or a food mixer. What happens to any one of those when you turn on the electricity. What does a train do. What do the fan blades do when you turn on electricity. What do the paddles in an electric mixer do when you turn on the electricity. Well we're showing what they do with our hands here in the studio. Maybe you'd like to do that too. What does the train do. And the electric fan. The blades in the electric fan. What do they do. How about the paddles in the electric mixer. So you see that's four ways electricity helps us. I tell you what let's do. When you ask your teacher to take a piece of chalk please
and be ready to write some words on the board. Does he have a piece of chalk and we're going to ask her to write some words on the board work every one of you can see them. And the very first word we'd like her to write is the words sound and sound. Look at that word sound. Electricity helps to make sounds for us to hear. Do you have pictures of things that make sound. Well let's see look at your pictures. Do you have the picture of a radio. How about a television set and electric clock or a telephone. All of those things need electricity to help make sound. All right. Now let's think again. The second word we want you to write please
is heat heat. Look at that word heat electricity helps some things to become warm or even hot. An electric iron and electric stole a clothes dryer an electric heating pad. Do you have any of that. Maybe you have other things that give off heat. If you have they belong there too. Now let's think again about another way. The third word we'd like you to write is a light light. Electricity helps lamps and bulbs give off light. Have you a picture of an electric light bulb or a lamp of any kind. You have the picture of
anything outs that gives off light when you turn on the electricity. Maybe you have. All right now the next word the fourth word is Maru. Move. Electricity will help some things move or turn around. Have you pictures of electric helpers that move when the electricity is turned on. How about a toy train or a food mixer or an electric fan. How about a street car the picture of a street car. They run by like visiting now. Do you think you could pick out. Look at all those words on the board again. Sound heat light and move. Perhaps you would want to use the word motion. TEACHER You can
decide that later. Do you think you could pick out all the electric machine these that make sounds. The pictures of them and put them together under the word sound on a bulletin board. You think you could. All right then. Do you think you could pick out all rows that give off heat. And put those pictures under the word heat. You find many to put under the word heat. And those that give off light. Would you put them under the word light. And all those that move or have parts that move when you turn on the electricity. You could put under the word move or motion. Maybe you would be surprised when you find out just where they are to go. Someone here in the studio has put a picture of a vacuum cleaner under
the word sound. Is that all right. He does make a noise doesn't it. But she also wants to put it under the word move because in the vacuum cleaning the picture of the vacuum cleaner she has there's a little brush that turns around and there's something else there's a blade a fan blade inside the turned around too. So she wants to put it under move. Would that be all right too. I think it would. Will you try to put all your pictures under the right words. Maybe you'll find something that ought to go under two words. How about a radio. Our radio our television set gives off sound doesn't it. It also our radio
also gives off heat. Have you ever felt the surface of the radio when it's turned on. It's warm. A television set gives off sound and light doesn't it. So maybe you're going to have to put some pictures under two different words. Or maybe you're going to have to cut out two pictures and put them under two different words when you try to find out what each electric helper does do to help you and will you find out which ones go under which of those words. All right and see how many you can find. Cut out more when you do that. But I. Don't know. Let's find out originates in the studios I'm playing as
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Let's find out, grade 2
What makes it go?
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KSLH (Radio station : St. Louis, Missouri)
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This program seeks to educate children about electricity and its central role in our daily lives.
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In-school science series produced for release in Spring 1961
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Producing Organization: KSLH (Radio station : St. Louis, Missouri)
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