Ch 4: TExMaT Master Science Teacher 8-12: Laboratory Equipment & Procedures

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Use our video lessons to refresh your knowledge of laboratory equipment and procedures. Take lesson quizzes as an additional study method to be sure you are prepared to take the TExMaT Master Science Teacher 8-12 test.

TExMaT Master Science Teacher 8-12: Laboratory Equipment & Procedures - Chapter Summary

Let our experienced instructors take you through the types and uses of laboratory equipment as well as laboratory safety procedures. Lessons in this chapter include the following topics:

  • Identifying personal and standard safety equipment for science labs
  • Protecting people and equipment with laboratory safety techniques
  • Safely using, storing and disposing of chemicals and other hazardous materials
  • Working with biological specimens
  • Examining OSHA health and safety regulations
  • Identifying supplies and glassware used in chemistry labs
  • Demonstrating proper techniques for handling solutions, chemicals and biological materials
  • Preserving, staining and mounting microscope specimens

These video lessons offer an engaging and informative study experience. Each lesson is 10 minutes long or less and provides a content-rich presentation by experts in their field. You can watch the lessons on your computer or mobile device.

12 Lessons in Chapter 4: TExMaT Master Science Teacher 8-12: Laboratory Equipment & Procedures
Personal Safety Equipment for the Science Lab

1. 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.

Laboratory Safety Techniques: Protecting People and Equipment

2. 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.

Safe Chemical Storage, Use & Disposal

3. 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.

Working with Biological Specimens Safely in the Lab

4. 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

5. 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.

Health and Safety Regulations: OSHA

6. Health and Safety Regulations: OSHA

The workplace can be a dangerous place, and workers are injured and even killed on the job. In this lesson, you'll learn how the Occupational Safety and Health Administration works to minimize dangerous workplace conditions.

Understanding SDS/OSHA Labels on Chemicals & Supplies

7. 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.

Disposing of Hazardous Materials: Public Safety & Controversy

8. 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.

Common Laboratory Equipment: Types & Uses

9. 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.

Chemistry Lab Equipment: Supplies, Glassware & More

10. Chemistry Lab Equipment: Supplies, Glassware & More

When you bake a cake, you use different tools for each step in the process: a bowl for mixing, cups for measuring ingredients and an oven for baking. In this lesson, you will discover the name and purpose of many of the different tools that are used in the chemistry lab.

Handling Laboratory Solutions, Chemicals & Biological Materials

11. 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

12. 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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