The move towards more STEM activities in all grade levels means lower grade level students need to have lab safety rules emphasized before they are turned loose to complete any lab assignments. The tasks included in this packet give students the opportunity to review the lab safety rules with the teacher and then complete two activities.
The Differentiated Close Reading Activity reviews many of the rules using a fill in the blank activity as well as a modified fill in the blank activity with a word bank for students needing more support. In the Lab Safety Match-Up Activity students are presented with real life lab situations that need to be placed on a chart after students determine whether they are a good or poor Lab Safety situation.
A simple Lab Safety Contract is included for students to sign to impress upon them the seriousness of safety in lab situations.
These activities can easily be placed in an interactive notebook or hole-punched for a science folder.