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Lab Safety


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John Joseph
5th Grade Science
Middle School
Room 110

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  • 1. Lab Safety A guide to having successful labs in 5 th grade!
  • 2. Approach with Caution!
    • When dismissed to the lab tables you should…
        • Bring all necessary materials to your lab table
        • Quietly walk to your station
        • Do not touch anything (unless told to do so)
        • Patiently wait for directions
  • 3. Directions
    • Listen closely to directions given by teacher.
    • Listen, first time, every time
    • If you are unsure of any directions, do not proceed with the experiment.
    • Once you are 100% sure you understand directions, begin lab work
  • 4. Glassware
    • Glassware should always be placed near the center of the table.
    • Always inspect glassware for cracks/nicks before using.
    • Report any broken glassware to teacher immediately!
  • 5. Water
    • Only use the sinks when instructed to do so.
    • When using sinks, keep one hand on the hose, one hand on the faucet
    • Never turn the water to full blast
    • Report any spills to teacher immediately
    • Always wipe up any water that may have spilled
  • 6. Materials
    • Do not touch any materials until the teacher gives you directions
    • Materials should only be used for their intended purpose
  • 7. General Safety
    • Report the following to the teacher immediately
      • Cuts
      • Bumps
      • Water spills
      • Chemical spills
      • Broken glassware
    Ut oh!
  • 8. Cleanup!
    • After each lab…
      • Return all materials to their proper places
      • Clean up any mess at/around your table
      • Collect materials and wait to be dismissed to your seats
  • 9. Final Thoughts
    • If you don’t think you should do something…you probably shouldn’t!
    • Ask a teacher whenever in doubt
    • Remember that each lab has a purpose!
    Have Fun and Enjoy 5th Grade Science!