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Topic: Electricity

The remote Scottish island of Eigg gets mains electricity for first time. The 87 residents of Eigg in the Hebrides have until now used small, unreliable household generators - a century after the rest of Britain joined the national grid. Locals are often left in the dark when the diesel or gas in generators runs out. Resident Marie Carr said: "We need uninterrupted electricity for computers. Even TV is a bit of a luxury. You can't always switch it on when you would like."

In this activity children will identify appliances that use electricity and appreciate the effect that electricity has on our everyday lives.

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