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Safety in Elementary Science - Chapter Summary
In this chapter, our professional instructors have outlined safety in elementary science for your review. Topics covered here include the different types of common laboratory equipment and safety techniques for protection in the lab. Once you finish this chapter, you should be ready to:
- Outline the uses of common laboratory equipment
- Explain how to use science lab equipment and materials
- Identify standard laboratory safety equipment
- Detail the safety techniques used to protect people and equipment in the lab
- Discuss personal safety equipment that's used in the science lab
- Understand how to respond to emergency situations in the lab
This chapter contains concise and easy-to-follow lessons that you can work through on any tablet, computer or smartphone 24 hours a day. Because these lessons are self-paced, you can go back and review them as many times as needed to ensure you're ready for exam day. Help from one of our subject experts is available through the Dashboard if you get stuck along the way.
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.
2. How to Use Science Lab Equipment & Materials
Learn how to use some common pieces of science lab equipment, including scales, probeware, meters sticks, microscopes, and computers. Learn about setup, calibration, measurement technique, maintenance, and storage.
3. 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.
4. 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.
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.
6. Responding to Emergency Situations in the Lab
Science laboratories can be dangerous places. This lesson will discuss how to respond to various emergency situations one might encounter in the lab, from cuts and burns, to corrosive and poisonous substances, to fires.
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