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Ch 2: MTTC Integrated Science (Secondary): Lab Safety & Procedures

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Review some science basics and study with this chapter on the tools and processes used in science laboratories. Get ready for the MTTC Integrated Science (Secondary) exam by practicing with the chapter test and lesson quizzes.

MTTC Integrated Science (Secondary): Lab Safety & Procedures - Chapter Summary

Here we discuss topics related to scientific research in a laboratory setting, with detailed videos on topics ranging from tools and chemicals used in the lab to procedures in taking measurements. Our expert instructors help you prepare for the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC) Integrated Science (Secondary) exam with concise but thorough lessons which cover key concepts and terms along with real-world examples. The topics explained in this chapter include:

  • Tools in the laboratory
  • Safety techniques and equipment
  • Storage and use of chemicals
  • Safety rules for working with biological specimens
  • Hazardous material disposal
  • Ethics and use of animals in experiments
  • Taking and working with measurements
  • Using and interpreting scale drawings

Our unique study platform brings you comprehensive test review options for at home and on the move. The videos are viewable on both laptop and mobile devices, and most are under 10 minutes long. The lesson quizzes help check your understanding of the material covered in that video and have links that take you straight to the related portion of the video if you need to get a second look. Taking the chapter test will give you some useful practice in answering multiple-choice questions similar to the ones you'll find on the actual exam.

MTTC Integrated Science (Secondary): Lab Safety & Procedures Chapter Objectives

The MTTC Integrated Science (Secondary) exam contains 100 multiple-choice questions, 25% of which cover basic scientific practices and knowledge, the focus of this chapter. These lessons respond directly to test objective 002, which requires you to display an understanding of equipment and methods of scientific research. You can select a paper- or computer-based exam when you register on the MTTC website. Both tests include 100 multiple-choice questions.

13 Lessons in Chapter 2: MTTC Integrated Science (Secondary): Lab Safety & Procedures
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Scientific Tools and Their Uses

1. Scientific Tools and Their Uses

A scientist relies on tools to help make observations, carry out experiments and take measurements. Learn about the scientific tools used in a lab and the advanced tools used by scientists in the life sciences.

Standard Laboratory Safety Equipment

2. 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.

Laboratory Safety Techniques: Protecting People and Equipment

3. 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.

Personal Safety Equipment for the Science Lab

4. 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

5. 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.

Disposing of Hazardous Materials: Public Safety & Controversy

6. 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.

Working with Biological Specimens Safely in the Lab

7. 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.

Use of Animals In Experiments: Ethics & Concept

8. Use of Animals In Experiments: Ethics & Concept

Learn about using animals in experiments according to ethical guidelines set forth by the American Psychological Association, including the ethical and unethical use of animals in past research experiments, and test your knowledge with a quiz.

Understanding Laboratory Measurements: Units & Types

9. 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.

How to Take Measurements with Scales, Meters & Gauges

10. How to Take Measurements with Scales, Meters & Gauges

In the real world, we take measurements all the time. Measurements are taken when you drive and when you weigh yourself, for example. Watch this video lesson to learn how you can take measurements of things that are important.

How to Convert Standard Units of Measure

11. How to Convert Standard Units of Measure

The United States uses pounds, miles and Fahrenheit for measurements, but the rest of the world uses the metric system. This video lesson will help you to convert from one to the other easily, so you can understand kilometers and kilograms, too.

How to Perform Basic Operations with Measurements

12. How to Perform Basic Operations with Measurements

In this video lesson, you will learn how measurements are very much like variables when it comes to adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing them. You will also see examples of how they are done.

How to Read and Interpret Scale Drawings

13. How to Read and Interpret Scale Drawings

Watch this video lesson to learn how scale drawings and legends are used on maps and blueprints. Learn skills that will serve you well when traveling and when looking at the blueprints of a car.

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