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This video, with accompanying instructor’s guide, familiarizes students with tools used by electricians.

Women tend to come to trades courses with less experience using tools informally and can therefore find tool identification difficult. This video will help your female (and male) students be more successful in your trades classes.
Tools of the Trade Video: Inside the Electrician's Toolbox


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Item #: EDV102

Inside the Electrician’s Toolbox Video:

After a general introduction of electricity -- electrons, current, kilowatts and the journey of electrical power from utility company to home -- this 27-minute program examines the work materials and tools commonly used by an electrician.

Wires, cables, conduits, boxes, receptacles and switches are illustrated, and the tools required to cut and run cable or conduit, detect and test voltage and wire or connect fixtures are shown in action. Wiring diagrams and blueprints are also discussed, and safety is stressed throughout. The DVD concludes by highlighting resources that are available to those interested in becoming electricians.

The DVD comes with a downloadable instructor’s guide featuring educational standards, vocabulary, discussion questions and project ideas for your students!

Topics Covered

  • Measuring Electricity
  • How Electricity Travels
  • Purpose of Main Service Panel
  • Materials for Electrical Work
  • How Electricity Travels Through a Residence
  • Electrical Safety and Regulations
  • Electrical Work Tools
  • Preparation for Cable Running
  • Wiring Tools
  • Electrical Wiring Tips

Instructor's Guide

The 20-page instructor’s guide helps you prepare your students before they view the video, assist them as they view it, and present follow-up activities to reinforce the key learning objectives:

  • Safety
  • Electrical Theory I & II
  • Electrical Test Equipment
  • National Electrical Codes
  • Raceways and Boxes
  • Conductors
  • Blueprints
  • Wiring: Residential and Commercial
  • Understanding Career Opportunities for Electricians

Video Clip Note

While the narrator and demonstrators are mostly male, this DVD will help all of your students, female and male, develop the basic introductory skills they need to succeed.

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Tools of the Trade Video: Inside the Electrician's Toolbox


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Item #: EDV102

Video Details:

Run time: 27 minutes total
Grade level: High School, Two-Year College
Format: DVD
Note: This DVD and Instructor’s Guide correlate to all National CTE Organizational Standards (including the provisions of the Perkins Act).

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