Home Safety Test

Age Range: 7 to 10 year olds

Materials: Set up a kitchen (or other room) with dangers for the players to observe and write down.

1 piece of paper and 1 pencil per player.

Directions: Send the players into the kitchen in teams, one group at a time.

Give them one or two minutes to look around, and then call them out to write down the dangers they saw.

Send the next team in, while the others are writing down their answers.

The team with the most correct answers wins the game.

Dangers to set up could be such things as:

  • Saucepan handle pointing out from the hotplate.
  • Iron resting face down on the ironing board.
  • Electric heater or toaster near overhanging towels.
  • Electric jug cord hanging over the edge of the bench top for a toddler to pull on.
  • Frayed electric cord on an appliance.
  • Pills open on the bench.
  • Poisons in an open or unlocked cupboard.
  • Matches left to play with.
  • Sharp knives handy to toddlers.
  • Coffeepot on the edge of a table.
  • Too many plugs in a power outlet.
  • Sharp lid from an opened can left on the table.


Logbook Entry: Imagine that you are an aeroplane pilot who has just had a near collision in mid-air. Write down details in your flight logbook of what happened and why.

Opinion: The Arts give people enjoyment and entertainment, but the Sciences help to give us safer, more comfortable, more convenient, and better lives. Therefore, the Sciences are more important than the Arts.

Do you agree or disagree with this view? Why or why not?


General Knowledge Quiz #16

See if you know the answers to these questions. If you don’t, find out from an encyclopaedia.


  1. What is the difference between a dyke and a sill?
  2. What is a tectonic plate?


  1. Correct the mistake in this sentence and explain the fault: It looks like it’s going to rain.
  2. Correct the mistakes in this sentence: Its a real nice affect when a rainbow spreads it’s colours across the sky.


  1. Which famous Dutch graphic artist specialised in drawing optical illusions?

Finished? Click to check your answers.

  1. A dyke is an igneous intrusion that cuts across rock layers, whereas a sill is an igneous intrusion that runs between two different rock layers.
  2. An area of land which floats around on a slowly moving current of magma.
  1. It looks as though it’s going to rain. “Like” mustn’t be used as a conjunction. It is a preposition.
  2. It’s a really nice effect when a rainbow spreads its colours across the sky. [Note that “colours” is the correct spelling in British and Australian English; in American English, it should be “colors”.]
  1. M. C. Escher