New 230 Volts revision app will help science students

22 March 2012

New revision app

With exams coming up for GCSE and Key Stage 3 students, the Electrical Safety Council (ESC), has created a Smartphone app, which provides learning support material on electrical-related science topics.  This means students can access revision resources anytime, anywhere.  

The Twothirtyvolts revision app offers revision notes and quizzes on key topics, such as sources of electricity, Ohm’s law and electric charge, as well as links to safety videos and is available as a FREE download.  

The development of the app is part of a re-designed programme to educate 11-16 year olds about electrical safety and to support secondary-level teachers. The ESC has also added some new features to the www.twothirtyvolts.org.uk website and it’s now even better.

Lorraine Carney, Senior Campaigns Manager for the ESC, explains: “The website is providing teenagers with vital information on electrical safety, as well as supporting teachers with its range of study resources.  We created our twothirtyvolts revision app in response to the popularity of smartphones among teenagers today. We hope it will appeal to this audience and provide them with a tool to learn about electricity in an engaging and fun way.”  

Students and teachers can visit the website at www.twothirtyvolts.org.uk and ‘Share’ with others to be in with a chance of winning one of two iPads on offer.

The twothirtyvolts site, aimed at 11-16 year olds and secondary-level teachers, provides students with all the information they need to stay safe around electricity, gives an overview on careers in the electrical industry, and provides a wealth of other information.  It now includes a timeline, showing where key events in the development of electricity sit alongside other historical milestones and interesting facts.

For the teachers, the site offers a range of material in Science and PSHE, including lesson plans and guides to practical experiments, as well as other teaching aids.

To find out more about electrical safety for teenagers and to be in win a chance of winning an iPad, visit www.twothirtyvolts.org.uk.

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Notes for Editors

The Electrical Safety Council is the UK charity dedicated to reducing deaths and injuries caused by electrical accidents. People are severely misjudging the risks involved with electricity.  At least one person dies each week from its everyday use, while 350,000 people are seriously injured annually[i].  

The Twothirtyvolts revision App is available as a FREE download and can be obtained by following the link on the website at www.twothirtyvolts.org.uk or by visiting the App Store (for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad) and Android market.   

The ESC is giving students between the ages of 11-16 and secondary-level teachers, who visit its newly improved educational website, a chance to win one of two iPads on offer.  Visit the website at www.twothirtyvolts.org.uk to find out how to win.  The prize draw closes on Sunday, 13 May 2012.

For more information please contact Penny Walshe on 020 3463 5125 or at penny.walshe@electricalsafeteyfirst.org.uk