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Ch 3: Scientific Tools & Safety Practices

About This Chapter

Our chapter on scientific tools and safety practices provides a comprehensive resource you can use to get ready to take a test or complete your homework. At any time on your mobile device or computer, you're welcome to study these lessons and quizzes at your own pace.

Scientific Tools & Safety Practices - Chapter Summary

In this chapter on scientific tools and safety practices, you'll find lessons that outline these subjects clearly. You'll study chemical labels, safety equipment and instruments for scientific measurement. Once you complete this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Identify scientific tools and their uses
  • Discuss the types and uses for scientific measurement instruments
  • Take safety precautions and understand risks in science experiments
  • Outline standard safety equipment in the lab
  • Correctly handle laboratory solutions, chemicals and biological materials
  • Understand OSHA/SDS labels on lab supplies and chemicals
  • Address and respond to emergency situations in the laboratory

You can take your time as you work through this chapter of short lessons and multiple-choice quizzes. We've ensured you can study at your convenience by making these resources mobile friendly and available to you 24 hours a day. The lesson quizzes and chapter test make handy resources as you prepare for a test.

7 Lessons in Chapter 3: Scientific Tools & Safety Practices
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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.

Scientific Measurement Instruments: Types & Uses

2. Scientific Measurement Instruments: Types & Uses

There are many valuable measuring devices in science. This lesson will highlight how to use three such precision instruments: Vernier calipers, screw gauges, and physical balances.

Understanding Risks & Taking Safety Precautions in Science Experiments

3. 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.

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.

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.

Understanding SDS/OSHA Labels on Chemicals & Supplies

6. 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.

Responding to Emergency Situations in the Lab

7. 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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