Ch 12: NJBCT: Safety & Standards in the Lab

About This Chapter

Give us the chance to enhance your understanding of safety and standards in the lab. Working through this chapter gives you adequate skills to do well on the NJBCT exam.

NJBCT: Safety & Standards in the Lab - Chapter Summary

Going through this chapter in preparation for the NJBCT exam, you will be able to expand upon your knowledge of safety topics dealing with lab activities. The videos can help you explore the following topics:

  • Units of the metric system
  • Standard equipment used in a laboratory
  • Types of laboratory measurement
  • Safety equipment and techniques for the laboratory
  • Personal safety apparatus
  • Mathematical modeling
  • Parts of a compound microscope
  • Storing chemicals
  • Biological specimens
  • Working with hazardous materials

Engaging video lessons make learning about safety and standards in the lab fun. Once you are done with this chapter, you will have a better understanding of what's going to be included on the exam.

NJBCT: Safety & Standards in the Lab Chapter Objectives

The NJBCT exam is designed to assess your knowledge of safety topics and standards pertaining to the laboratory to determine if you are making the right progress in mastering biology skills. The topics covered in the Safety & Standards in the Lab chapter are part of the science practices portion of the exam. On this biology-related exam, there are multiple-choice questions as well as PATs. The PATs require you to write out a detailed explanation about solving a particular task.

11 Lessons in Chapter 12: NJBCT: Safety & Standards in the Lab
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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.

Introduction to the Compound Microscope: Parts & Uses

2. Introduction to the Compound Microscope: Parts & Uses

The compound light microscope is a useful tool in any biology laboratory. In this lesson, you'll be introduced to the parts of a compound microscope, as well as understand the function of each of those parts.

Understanding Laboratory Measurements: Units & Types

3. 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.

The Metric System: Units and Conversion

4. The Metric System: Units and Conversion

Just like you and your friend communicate using the same language, scientists all over the world need to use the same language when reporting the measurements they make. This language is called the metric system. In this lesson we will cover the metric units for length, mass, volume, density and temperature, and also discuss how to convert among them.

Mathematical Modeling - Hardy-Weinberg: Biology Lab

5. Mathematical Modeling - Hardy-Weinberg: Biology Lab

What is a scientific model? How can we create them? How can they be used in biology? In this lesson, you'll answer all of these questions as you explore how a model called the Hardy-Weinberg theorem can be used to predict how a population will change over time.

Working with Biological Specimens Safely in the Lab

6. 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

7. 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

8. 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

9. 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

10. 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

11. 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.

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