Understanding Risks & Taking Safety Precautions in Science Experiments


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What does it mean to assess potential safety risks in your experiment?

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1. Which of the following is true about potential safety hazards in experiments?

2. Which of the following is an example of PPE?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Conducting science experiments can be risky, and certain safety precautions should be in place before proceeding. This quiz will test your understanding of how to recognize risks associated with science experiments and how to draw up safety procedures to cover them. Terms you'll be assessed on include Personal Protective Equipment, risk assessment, and basic safety rules.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on

  • Basic safety rules
  • PPE
  • Safety factors to consider when planning experiments
  • How to assess potential risks and safety hazards

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson covering science experiment safety precautions
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as Personal Protective Equipment
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding setting up safety protocols

Additional Learning

To learn more about handling the risks associated with experimental science, review the accompanying lesson called Understanding Risks and Taking Safety Precautions in Science Experiments. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn how to determine the safety precautions needed for specific experiments
  • Know what safety gear to issue the personnel involved
  • Understand what items to include on your list of basic safety rules
  • Explain the importance of identifying specific risks for each experiment