Are you looking for ways to prepare your students for a project-based learning environment?
Project-based lessons are an exciting and rewarding way for students to learn. They promote student engagement, help students make significant cognitive connections, and allow students to become active participants in the learning process. But, if the critical foundation of classroom safety is not address, these lessons can become difficult to manage.
In this lesson, 5 basic safety rules are introduced and discussed. The safety rules covered in this lesson are basic rules that are suitable for most learning environments including traditional classroom environments as well as homeschooling environments. Although the 5 rules are drawn from the ideas of good lab practices, they easily apply to any hands-on, project-based learning environment. Teaching, practicing, and operating with these rules will help ensure a positive project-based learning environment.
This lesson includes:
*information and student handouts on 5 basic lab safety rules, applicable to most learning environments
*instructions for a student-directed project allowing students to demonstrate their understanding of the rules
*grading rubric for the project