Ch 4: General Science: Laboratory Equipment & Safety

About This Chapter

In the state of Arizona, the NES General Science exam has replaced the AEPA General Science exam. Prepare for questions on the NES General Science exam about laboratory safety equipment, procedures and regulations, in addition to some of the commonly-used laboratory equipment.

AEPA General Science: Laboratory Equipment & Safety - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, follow along with our expert instructors as they discuss laboratory safety equipment, safe handling of laboratory specimens and chemicals, safety regulations and laboratory equipment use. Use these lessons to prepare for exam questions about:

  • Personal and laboratory safety equipment
  • Laboratory safety techniques
  • Chemical storage and working with biological specimens
  • OSHA safety regulations
  • SDS/OSHA chemical and supply labels
  • Disposal of hazardous materials
  • Types and uses of common laboratory equipment

Take the lesson quizzes that accompany these lessons to discover the topics you don't fully understand. Then, using the video tags from the quiz results, return to the locations of the lessons that discuss these subjects and improve your understanding of them. If you find yourself confused about a topic, send any questions you may have to our instructors for clarification so you can effectively master the material presented.

AEPA General Science: Laboratory Equipment & Safety Objectives

Individuals in the state of Arizona seeking certification as science teachers take the National Evaluation Series (NES) General Science to earn their certification. This exam uses a series of 150 multiple-choice question to assess understanding of the natural sciences. Nineteen percent of these questions will test your understanding of the nature of science, including common laboratory safety procedures and equipment. This chapter has been put together to help you prepare for these questions.

9 Lessons in Chapter 4: General Science: Laboratory Equipment & Safety
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Personal Safety Equipment for the Science Lab

1. 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.

Laboratory Safety Techniques: Protecting People and Equipment

2. 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.

Safe Chemical Storage, Use & Disposal

3. 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.

Working with Biological Specimens Safely in the Lab

4. Working with Biological Specimens Safely in the Lab

Working with biological specimens can be interesting and rewarding. But we need to be careful when handling and disposing of these types of specimens because they do have the potential to do harm both in and out of the lab.

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.

Health and Safety Regulations: OSHA

6. Health and Safety Regulations: OSHA

The workplace can be a dangerous place, and workers are injured and even killed on the job. In this lesson, you'll learn how the Occupational Safety and Health Administration works to minimize dangerous workplace conditions.

Understanding SDS/OSHA Labels on Chemicals & Supplies

7. 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

8. 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.

Common Laboratory Equipment: Types & Uses

9. 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.

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