Requirement 1: Demonstrate that you know how to respond to electrical emergencies by doing the following:
Requirement 1a: Show how to rescue a person touching a live wire in the home.
Requirement 1b: Show how to render first aid to a person who is unconscious from electrical shock.
Requirement 1c: Show how to treat an electrical burn.
Requirement 1d: Explain what to do in an electrical storm.
Requirement 1e: Explain what to do in the event of an electrical fire.
Requirement 2: Complete an electrical home safety inspection of your home, using the checklist found in the *Electricity* merit badge pamphlet or one approved by your counselor. Discuss what you find with your counselor.
Requirement 3: Make a simple electromagnet and use it to show magnetic attraction and repulsion.
Requirement 4: Explain the difference between direct current and alternating current.
Requirement 5: Make a simple drawing to show how a battery and an electric bell work.
Requirement 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.
Requirement 7: Explain what overloading an electric circuit means. Tell what you have done to make sure your home circuits are not overloaded.
Requirement 8: Make a floor plan wiring diagram of the lights, switches, and outlets for a room in your home. Show which fuse or circuit breaker protects each one.
Requirement 9: Do the following:
Requirement 9a: Read an electric meter and, using your family's electric bill, determine the energy cost from the meter readings.
Requirement 9b: Discuss with your counselor five ways in which your family can conserve energy.
Requirement 10: Explain the following electrical terms: volt, ampere, watt, ohm, resistance, potential difference, rectifier, rheostat, conductor, ground, circuit, and short circuit.
Requirement 11: Do any TWO of the following:
Requirement 11a: Connect a buzzer, bell, or light with a battery. Have a key or switch in the line.
Requirement 11b: Make and run a simple electric motor (not from a kit).
Requirement 11c: Build a simple rheostat. Show that it works.
Requirement 11d: Build a single-pole, double-throw switch. Show that it works.
Requirement 11e: Hook a model electric train layout to a house circuit. Tell how it works.