The national electricity supply system

Duration: 1 Week / 3 Hours

After the completion of Topic 6 the learners will be able to:

  • Explain how electricity is produced [generated], transmitted and distributed by Eskom.
  • Understand why it is important to conserve electricity at home.
  • Identify and implement ways to save electricity.
  • Know that there are four main stages in the national electricity grid.
  • Explain what happens in a power station.
  • Understand why a dynamo is used to produce electricity on a smaller scale.
  • Research the amount of energy that is used by the different kitchen appliances.
  • Discuss various career opportunities in the field of electricity power generation.

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You will need


  • Computer / Tablet
  • Data Projector
  • Speakers
  • Internet connection

Powerpoints and Photocopies

Available on category pages
  • PowerPoints
  • Worksheets

School Resources

  • Scissors
  • Glue


  • Any electrical appliance