Presentation on theme: "Laboratory Safety 8 th Grade Science. Safety Rule #1 Read all directions and make sure that you understand them before starting an investigation or lab."— Presentation transcript:
Safety Rule #1 Read all directions and make sure that you understand them before starting an investigation or lab activity.
Safety Rule #2 Do not begin any investigation or touch any equipment until your teacher has told you to start.
Safety Rule #3 Never touch, taste or sniff any chemicals in the lab. If you need to determine odor, waft.
Be careful with electrical appliances! Safety Rule #4
Safety Rule #5 Clean your work area and pick up anything that has dropped to the floor.
Don’t chew gum, eat or drink anything without permission. Safety Rule #6
Safety Rule #7 Use special care when handling sharp objects and glassware. Scalpels ~ Scissors ~ Test tubes Pins ~ Microscope slides Safety Rule #7
General Safety Guidelines Notify the teacher immediately of any accidents or unsafe conditions in the science classroom!
Safety Equipment Fire Blanket – Located in back of classroom in the red container Fire Extinguisher – Located in outside classroom door and in the computer lab To operate the fire extinguisher remember P-A-S-S P- Pull the Pin A-Aim the hose at the base of the fire from 5-6 feet away. S-Squeeze the handle. S-Sweep the hose back and forth across the fire. REMEMBER: Stop, Drop, & RollOn Fire?
No monkey business or horseplay! Safety Rule #8
What’s Wrong With These Statements? Hal says that his teacher is solely responsible for preventing laboratory accidents. Keisha started the lab activity before reading it through completely. Ricardo decided to do a lab activity that he read about in a library book before the teacher came into the classroom. Stephanie says that the safety goggles mess up her hair and give her raccoon eyes. She refuses to wear them. Barbie and Ken accidentally break a beaker full of some chemical. Instead of risking getting in trouble they quickly clean up the mess with paper towel and throw it in the garbage.
Any Questions? REMEMBER: Carefully read through the entire safety contract and sign. Have your parents read and sign your safety contract. Study for the safety quiz later this week!