This PowerPoint focuses on the 8 ESSENTIAL LAB SAFETY RULES
that secondary science students can apply to EVERY lab situation throughout the year.
Nothing gets your secondary science students more excited about learning science than LABS! But, it’s no fun if someone gets hurt or expensive equipment gets damaged.
Depending on the lab manual or other safety resources you use, there are probably somewhere between 30 and 40 lab safety rules that students need to know.
And, chances are, you’re going to cover safety in the first week or two of the school year. It can be TOO MUCH for your students to take in and fully process.
Teaching these 8 ESSENTIAL SAFETY RULES allows you to get started on lab work with your students right away. Then, you can teach and reinforce detailed safety precautions as they come up in labs throughout the school year.
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This resource includes 2 files:
1. Read First document includes contact information, product overview, image and font credits.
2. EDITABLE PowerPoint presentation with clear, concise explanations and powerful images covering details of these 8 essential safety rules:
• Be prepared.
• Follow all instructions given by your teacher.
• NEVER eat or drink in the lab.
• Keep the lab table and other areas around you clear and organized.
• Know the location and proper use of safety gear and equipment.
• Use common sense.
• Dress appropriately for lab activities.
• Immediately report any incident to your teacher.
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