Ch 2: TExES Science 7-12: Laboratory Safety & Management

About This Chapter

Laboratory safety is the key to a great science experience. In this chapter, you will review common laboratory safety procedures and equipment in order to prepare for questions on the TExES Science 7-12 exam regarding laboratory management.

TExES Science 7-12: Laboratory Safety & Management - Chapter Summary

In this engaging chapter, you will review key issues with science experiments. Use the lessons and quizzes to practice identifying the risks, materials, and protocols for a safe laboratory environment. These lessons will help you plan for an accident-free science lab while preparing for lab management questions on the TExES Science 7-12 exam. When you have completed this chapter, you should be able to:

  • List common laboratory equipment items and explain their uses
  • Describe the risks and appropriate safety precautions of science experiments
  • Identify standard laboratory safety equipment
  • Demonstrate proper handling procedures for solutions, chemicals, and biological materials
  • Prepare a microscope slide

The lessons in this chapter are presented through short, engaging video lessons taught by professional instructors and are specifically designed to help you prepare for the TExES Science 7-12 exam. You can easily review specific ideas in the videos using the tagged points in the Timeline feature. There are also transcripts of the videos and self-assessment quizzes available with each lesson to enhance your learning.

5 Lessons in Chapter 2: TExES Science 7-12: Laboratory Safety & Management
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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.

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.

Standard Laboratory Safety Equipment

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.

Handling Laboratory Solutions, Chemicals & Biological Materials

4. 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.

How to Preserve, Stain & Mount Microscope Specimens

5. How to Preserve, Stain & Mount Microscope Specimens

Microscopes are incredible tools for observing the tiniest of organisms. Here we will identify the types of slides that can be made and describe how to best preserve, stain, and mount specimens. At the end, you can test yourself with a brief quiz.

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