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Ch 3: MTEL Physics: Physics Lab Safety

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Start preparing for the MTEL Physics test by viewing these short and entertaining video lessons on lab safety. Learn about the proper use for different types of equipment, and identify safe storage practices.

MTEL Physics: Physics Lab Safety - Chapter Summary

The video lessons in this chapter go over the protocols for maintaining a safe lab environment. The lessons address how to steer clear of hazards and what measures to take to avoid dangerous situations during experiments. As you prepare for the MTEL Physics test, review these lessons to learn more about the following topics:

  • Laboratory equipment
  • Safety measures for equipment and personnel
  • Chemical disposal and storage standards
  • Equipment for personal safety
  • The proper handling of hazardous materials

Watch each video lesson as many times as you need to understand the information. Study lesson transcripts to become more familiar with keywords. We have expert instructors on call to answer any of your questions, should you require more guidance. In addition, you can practice for some of the questions on the MTEL Physics test by taking the lesson quizzes and the chapter exam.

MTEL Physics: Physics Lab Safety Objectives

In general, the objective of this test is to ensure that each teacher possesses sufficient knowledge of physics and that all educators meet with state education standards. The entire test is made up of seven subareas, with 80% of the test presented in a multiple-choice format and 20% in an open-response structure. Questions about laboratory safety will most likely fall under the nature of science subarea, which is a multiple-choice section that represents about 12% of your overall test score. Develop a stronger understanding of this fundamental safety information by carefully going over the video lessons for this chapter.

9 Lessons in Chapter 3: MTEL Physics: Physics Lab Safety
Common Laboratory Equipment: Types & Uses

1. Common Laboratory Equipment: Types & Uses

Biologists use all kinds of equipment in their labs to run their experiments. In this lesson, you'll identify some of the most common pieces of equipment as well as when you should or shouldn't use them.

How to Choose Appropriate Equipment for Physics Activities

2. How to Choose Appropriate Equipment for Physics Activities

When preparing a lab exercise for physics students, a variety of factors must be considered when selecting equipment. These include not only the nature of the experiment but also the abilities and safety of students.

Safely Using Materials & Equipment in Physics Experiments

3. Safely Using Materials & Equipment in Physics Experiments

When performing physics experiments, it is very important to follow the safety rules that are given to you. There are some general safety rules that apply to any physics experiment that you want to conduct as you will see in this video lesson.

Laboratory Safety Techniques: Protecting People and Equipment

4. Laboratory Safety Techniques: Protecting People and Equipment

Laboratory safety is not fun, but following the rules ensures that lab activities can be enjoyed by everyone. In this lesson, we cover some basic lab safety rules to follow that will help lab time be both safe and fun.

Standard Laboratory Safety Equipment

5. Standard Laboratory Safety Equipment

Even with proper precautions, lab accidents do happen. When they do, knowing what safety equipment is in your lab, where it is located, and how to use it can prevent further harm to both the lab and the people working in it.

Personal Safety Equipment for the Science Lab

6. Personal Safety Equipment for the Science Lab

Science labs are great places to explore and learn. But they're only as safe as the people who use them, so in this lesson, we'll discuss some of the ways that you can protect yourself and prevent personal harm in the event of a lab accident.

Safe Chemical Storage, Use & Disposal

7. Safe Chemical Storage, Use & Disposal

An important part of lab safety involves the correct usage, storage, and disposal of chemicals. Lab safety is everyone's responsibility, so it's important that you know the proper procedures and protocols for using chemicals in the lab.

Understanding SDS/OSHA Labels on Chemicals & Supplies

8. Understanding SDS/OSHA Labels on Chemicals & Supplies

Safety Data Sheets are an important component of safe lab work. In this lesson, we'll dissect an SDS to better understand its various components and see how they help keep you and everyone else safe in any lab setting.

Disposing of Hazardous Materials: Public Safety & Controversy

9. Disposing of Hazardous Materials: Public Safety & Controversy

Hazardous materials come in all types and from many sources. Because they may be harmful to human health, it's important to dispose of them properly and safely. It's also due to this potential harm that both their use and disposal are controversial.

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