Ch 4: MTTC Physical Science: Laboratory Safety

About This Chapter

Scientific research can be dangerous, so go over the laboratory safety basics described in this chapter. Questions on the MTTC Physical Science exam will measure your knowledge of safety procedures, so use this chapter's lessons to review that kind of info.

MTTC Physical Science: Laboratory Safety - Chapter Summary

Scientists use specialized equipment and chemicals to run their experiments, but if they don't know how to handle these tools correctly, they could injure themselves or the people around them. In these lessons, you will get reacquainted with the protocols for safety within typical laboratory environments. The information you review in this chapter will be addressed on the MTTC Physical Science exam, so you will need to have a strong grasp on the following:

  • The uses and handling procedures for laboratory equipment
  • Typical safety equipment for laboratories
  • Storage and disposal guidelines for chemicals
  • Hazardous materials disposal rules and controversies
  • OSHA and SDS safety labels

As an educator planning to teach science to unpredictable teenagers, it's probably a good idea to have a refresher course on laboratory safety from time to time. Plus, you will need to know this information to answer related questions on the MTTC Physical Science exam. But don't think that safety lessons have to be boring. Our instructors strive to design interactive lessons that review what you need to know for the exam. It only takes about five minutes or so to watch each lesson, and you can monitor how much information you understand by taking the lesson quizzes. After you review all the lessons, see if you can pass the chapter exam.

8 Lessons in Chapter 4: MTTC Physical Science: Laboratory Safety
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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.

Chemistry Lab Equipment: Supplies, Glassware & More

2. Chemistry Lab Equipment: Supplies, Glassware & More

When you bake a cake, you use different tools for each step in the process: a bowl for mixing, cups for measuring ingredients and an oven for baking. In this lesson, you will discover the name and purpose of many of the different tools that are used in the chemistry lab.

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.

Standard Laboratory Safety Equipment

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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

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.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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