Oh my gosh! How many times have you lectured about lab safety, what not to do in the lab and where the lab safety equipment is located? There HAS to be a better way, right?
I created this "write the room" activity so that you will never have to lecture about this to a class again. Working in small groups, students will locate 12 spots in the room. Five of these include standard safety equipment (fire extinguisher, fume hood, eye wash, emergency shower and fire blanket). The other seven address proper behavior and personal protective equipment such as: don't eat or drink in lab, wear goggles, waft, use of gas and air ports and Bunsen burners.
Each station has a station label, description of where/what should be located at that spot and a station information card with additional safety information that the students will need to read in order to answer the corresponding questions on their 2 page student guide.
Additionally, I put in an optional activity - Photo Challenge Task Cards. There are three included and a blank template to make your own. Each task card asks the entire group to pose for a picture using (or misusing) science safety equipment. Students will either text these to you or post them to Instagram. Completely optional, but also a lot of fun for the kids. Use their photos in a variety of ways from making your own safety posters for the year to including illustrated "what did they do wrong" types of question on a quiz. If you have your kids post to intagram, please tag me so that I can see the fun in your room @what_does_ms_fox_say