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Site: Westsyde Secondary
Course: Science 8 Filek
Book: Safety
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Date: Friday, 23 February 2018, 10:23 PM

1. Safety

Major Lab Safety Rules...

1. Conduct yourself in a responsible manner at all times. Frivolous activities, mischievous behavior, throwing items, and conducting pranks are prohibited.

2. Lab and safety information and procedures must be read ahead of time. All verbal and written instructions shall be followed in carrying out the activity or investigation.

3. Eating, drinking, gum chewing, applying cosmetics, manipulating contact lenses, and other unsafe activities are not permitted in the laboratory.

4. Smelling, eating, drinking or removing chemicals, lab materials, or equipment from the classroom or laboratory is prohibited unless authorized by the instructor.

5. Safety glasses will be worn during any lab or activity where chemicals or glass are involved.

6. Dress appropriately for laboratory work by protecting your body with clothing and shoes. This means that you should use hair ties to tie back long hair and tuck into the collar. Do not wear loose or baggy clothing or dangling jewelry on laboratory days. Acrylic nails are also a safety hazard near heat sources and should not be used. Sandals or open-toed shoes are not to be worn during any lab activities. 

7. Know the location of all safety equipment in the room. This includes eye wash stations, the deluge shower, and fire extinguishers.

8. Sinks are to be used for the disposal of water and those solutions designated by the instructor. Other solutions must be placed in the designated waste disposal containers. 

9. Glassware is to be washed with hot, soapy water and scrubbed with the appropriate type and sized brush, rinsed, dried, and returned to its original location. 

10. ​Work areas should be kept clean and neat at all times. Work surfaces are to be cleaned at the end of each laboratory or activity.

Activity #1:

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1. Read through the NSTA (National Science Teachers Association list of rules (see the PDF document below the picture).  With your team, write down as many broken rules that are depicted in the picture above and who is breaking the rule.  Let's see how many your team can find.

2.  Team sharing of broken rules.  

2. Activity #2

Activity #2:

1.  As a team, decide on one of the ten major lab rules listed above.  Your team will be given 10 minutes to come up with a skit to demonstrate how to keep the rule.  At NO TIME DURING YOUR SKIT REVEAL WHAT RULE YOUR SKIT IS ABOUT! Materials are available on the equipment and safety areas of the room for you to use to help you build props for your skit.  Everyone must be involved!

2.  The major lab rules have been written on paper and placed around the room.  At the end of each skit send one representative from your team to stand next to the rule that your team thinks was depicted in the play.  You will take turns.  We will keep a tally as to how many rules are guessed correctly by each team.

3. Activity #3

Activity #3:

1. Individually, pick one of the major lab rules.  Create a poster for the rule you have chosen. 


    1.   Decide what aspects of lab safety you want to illustrate.  

    2.   Do a rough plan of how you will make your point. 

    3.   If you choose to use humour on your poster, make sure that the aspect of safety you are illustrating is still clear.  

    4.   This is a poster so it should have a large clear title on it.  

    5.   DO NOT make the title of your poster “Safety Poster 

2. When you have finished your poster, please post it out in the hallway.



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