Science is a hands-on process that often involves handling dangerous chemicals and equipment. Therefore, practicing lab safety is a crucial part of science. Understanding the rules and procedures for maintaining a safe science classroom is the best way to prevent accidents and to ensure the safety of everyone. And of course, when everyone is safe, everyone is happy!
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1. Wash my hands after an experiment.
2. Wear goggles and gloves when handling heat, glass, or chemicals.
3. Handle equipment carefully.
4. Follow directions exactly as they are given. If in doubt, ask.
5. Immediately notify a teacher when there has been an accident.
6. Tie back long hair and roll up long sleeves.
7. Clean up my work area and equipment after finishing an experiment.
1. Taste or smell chemicals without permission.
2. Run or play around during a lab.
3. Mix chemicals without permission.
4. Use chipped or broken glassware.
5. Reach across heat, fire, or chemicals.
6. Wear open toed shoes.
1. List 3 examples of students practicing lab safety, and 3 examples of students NOT practicing lab safety.
2. Make sure to turn in a completed lab safety contract if you haven't already! You can download a copy below.