Ch 3: ScienceSaurus Student Handbook Grades 6-8: Laboratory Safety

About This Chapter

The Laboratory Safety chapter of this ScienceSaurus Student Handbook Grades 6-8 Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with lab safety. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Laboratory Safety textbook chapter.

How It Works:

  • Identify the lessons in the ScienceSaurus Laboratory Safety chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons with this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the lab safety topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn:

  • Different rules for lab safety
  • Safety risks to consider when doing experiments
  • Scientific tools and how they are used
  • Chemical storage and disposal
  • Handling solutions and materials

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5 Lessons in Chapter 3: ScienceSaurus Student Handbook Grades 6-8: Laboratory Safety
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Laboratory Safety Techniques: Protecting People and Equipment

1. 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.

Understanding Risks & Taking Safety Precautions in Science Experiments

2. Understanding Risks & Taking Safety Precautions in Science Experiments

An important step in designing your experiment involves identifying and evaluating any potential safety risks. Knowing what these risks are ahead of time can help you avoid accidents and dangerous situations, which helps keep the experiment safe and fun for all.

Scientific Tools and Their Uses

3. 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.

Safe Chemical Storage, Use & Disposal

4. 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.

Handling Laboratory Solutions, Chemicals & Biological Materials

5. 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.

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