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How to Teach Lab Safety to Elementary Students

Lab safety is a serious issue in the science classroom. Students get excited and sometimes simply do not know the proper ways to safely handle lab equipment and materials. In order to avoid accidents and confusion and to establish order and a safe environment, lab rules must be thoroughly explained and understood. This list of resources gives you a variety of methods to teach lab safety in the classroom.
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How to Teach Lab Safety to Elementary Students
  • Sarah Bradstreet says:
    This is a PowerPoint Presentation that can be used as a great visual to teach lab safety rules to students. The presentation provides a comprehensive list of the rules with many cartoon-like pictures that demonstrate each rule in action.
  • Sarah Bradstreet says:
    Music can be a great teaching tool. In this video, teachers demonstrate important safety rules through rap with some humor.
  • Sarah Bradstreet says:
    Fans of SpongeBob Squarepants will latch on to this creative lesson plan that can be used in elementary or middle school classrooms. It gives a comprehensive set of lab safety rules and then an activity that requires students to find the errors in safety. The activity uses SpongeBob as the main character and is high-interest reading. An answer key is also provided.
  • Sarah Bradstreet says:
    Specific lab safety rules are gone over thoroughly in this video, intended for a young audience. Cartoon-like characters demonstrate good lab practices with captions and a narrator which makes it very high interest for all ages.
  • Teaching Lab Safety

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    Sarah Bradstreet says:
    Ways to teach science lab safety to students in the classroom are provided in a useful chart format. Many of the activities are hands-on and very interactive for the students. Links to the worksheets or resources you need to complete the activities are also provided.
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