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Ch 6: Laboratory Safety & Procedures

About This Chapter

Use our videos to brush up on your knowledge of science lab equipment and basic procedures for lab work. Get an update on safety rules and the best ways to handle chemicals and specimens.

Laboratory Safety & Procedures - Chapter Summary

Use our video lessons and quizzes to find out about common equipment used in the science laboratory and how to use it. You'll get information on safety procedures, including how to safely handle chemicals, solutions and biological specimens.

Another lesson deals with scientific measurements. Our instructors will also go over ways to mount, preserve and stain samples for the microscope. After you've completed this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Name and know how to use common laboratory equipment
  • Use proper safety techniques in the science lab
  • Safely handle solutions, biologic samples and chemicals
  • Preserve, stain and mount microscope specimens
  • Understand measurements used in a laboratory

Our instructors are experts in the field, and they've created brief lessons that are informative and fun. The online format allows you to study anytime you've got a few extra minutes and a computer or mobile device. The quizzes that follow our lessons let you test your knowledge and figure out if you need extra study.

5 Lessons in Chapter 6: Laboratory Safety & Procedures
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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.

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.

Handling Laboratory Solutions, Chemicals & Biological Materials

3. Handling Laboratory Solutions, Chemicals & Biological Materials

Working in a laboratory requires careful attention, both for safety and successful completion of tasks. Learn about the many ways biological and chemical substances need to be properly prepared, identified, stored, dispensed, and disposed of.

How to Preserve, Stain & Mount Microscope Specimens

4. How to Preserve, Stain & Mount Microscope Specimens

Microscopes are incredible tools for observing the tiniest of organisms. Here we will identify the types of slides that can be made and describe how to best preserve, stain, and mount specimens. At the end, you can test yourself with a brief quiz.

Understanding Laboratory Measurements: Units & Types

5. Understanding Laboratory Measurements: Units & Types

There are many different units that can be used for measurements. This may not only lead to incorrect data measurements, but also to confusion about which units are most appropriate. Therefore, a standard set of units is used for each type of measurement in the biology lab.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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