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20 Precautionary Lab Safety Activities for Middle School

June 23, 2023 //  by  Jill Webb

Every science teacher should teach middle schoolers about the fundamentals of lab safety. A science classroom is a fun place, but also one that has hazards; this is why it is important to begin teaching about basic lab safety concepts and how to appropriately use lab tools.

In the following list, you will find 20 different resource types for teaching students science safety rules when working in a lab.

1. Laboratory Safety Video

A great video that is engaging and will get students thinking about the different ways they need to be safe in the lab. The video also includes a link to handouts that go along with the video.

Learn More: Amoeba Sisters

2. Lab Safety Poster Project

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For this activity, students will create posters with lab safety slogans. The activity includes rubrics for coming up with good safety rules/slogans.

Learn More: A Middle School Survival Guide

3. Digital Mini-Quiz

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Student knowledge of laboratory safety should be tested. You need to make sure that students truly grasp what the rules are and how they apply. The quiz covers basic safety rules.

Learn More: Fun Trivia

4. Digital Safety Activity

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Hover over the images of students working in the lab to explore lab safety. The interactive resource allows students to review the different components of what it means to be lab safe.

Learn More: Thing Link

5. Web Page Activity

This website is all about classroom lab safety! It starts out by hooking students with a Farside cartoon, then they proceed through the rules of lab safety by clicking the links at the top. It ends with a built-in quiz.

Learn More: About Lab Safety

6. Lab Safety Rap

A safety video that is sure to get middle school students paying attention! Students will watch a Lego animated video that raps about lab safety procedures.

Learn More: Cameron Lowe

7. Lab Safety Interactive Notebook

Make note-taking fun with this Sponge Bob-themed lab safety precautions bundle. Students will start by reading a story about Sponge Bob and his friends and lab safety. They will take notes on the story and do an acrostic.

Learn More: Ms. Hastings Science and Social Studies

8. Demonstration Lesson

Use this site to look at virtual manipulatives! In this active learning environment, the videos use 3D images that mimic a real lab (but without the hazards). Students can go through the lab learning the rules digitally.

Learn More: Labster

9. Science Safety Contract

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A great activity that keeps all students safe and also holds them accountable is a safety contract. This ensures that students understand the rules and that there are consequences if they don’t follow them.

Learn More: Laylah’s Classroom

10. Hands-on Activity 

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Using pieces of lab equipment, you can teach students hands-on with this safe lab! By using the coffee-making process to demonstrate lab safety and usage of lab tools, you are assured that students will be safe, but learn the content!

Learn More: Real Science Challenge

11. Safety Rule Task Cards

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For this engaging lesson, you use place QR codes for each lab station. Students then get the opportunity to explore each station without you talking at them.

Learn More: Mrs. V Biology

12.  Lab Rules Reading

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Learn the rules of the laboratory and work on reading comprehension at the same time. This pack offers different readings on lab topics that will work on teaching them the rules.

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13. Escape Room Activity

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Every student loves an escape room ! Teach students about the rules of the lab with this fun group activity. Students will need to know lab safety to make it out!

Learn More: Kesler Science

14. Scenario Activity

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Safety scenarios are a good way to make sure students really understand how to be safe in a lab. It gives varying scenarios for different parts of the lab and they must match them with the lab safety rule.

15. What is Wrong?

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Learn essential lab safety skills like how to correctly use a bunsen burner through this activity. Students will review different safety violations and explain what is going wrong in the image.

Learn More: Tate Publishing News

16. Science Lab Safety Charades

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This creative activity teaches key terms and rules of lab safety. Students will play a game of charades to learn more about working in the lab. An engaging activity for any middle school science class!

 17. Minions Safety

Make lab safety visible by using a minion! Minions are great examples of what to do (like wearing safety equipment) and what not to do (eat in the lab or drink chemicals) in the lab – plus, kids love them! Use them to help remind students of the basics of lab safety.

Learn More: Holly Snyder

18. Safe vs Not Safe

Students will learn the basic science lab safety by reading about different incidents. They will then determine if they are safe or if it is a broken safety rule.

Learn More: Teachers Pay Teachers

19. Color By Number Quiz

If you need to quiz students’ knowledge of lab safety, this color by number is a cute way to get it done. Students will answer a variety of questions and be given a color to use on the color sheet. An easy way to make a quiz a bit more fun!

Learn More: Tes

20. Lab Best Practices

Learning good lab safety is important. In this lesson, students will use cooperative learning to work on best practices in the lab. It also includes note-taking.

Learn More: Kimberly Scott Science

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4 Engaging Lab Safety Activities

Lab safety tips ideas and free activities

The back-to-school year in science class usually involves a unit on lab safety. However, after students have been exposed to the rules of staying safe in the lab, finding new ways to engage students in lab safety activities can be challenging. 

If you are a science teacher looking for new ways to keep students interested in lab safety, check out these ideas below: 

Fun Lab Safety Activities

1. zombie college lab safety video:.

Students are always interested in zombies, so why not integrate them into your lab safety unit? 

This video from Zombie College includes a video about what can happen when lab safety procedures aren’t followed. 

In addition to the10 minute  lab safety video, there is a video game, student materials including: 

  • word scramble
  • 5 rules of lab safety worksheet

and a music video on the 5 rules of lab safety. 

This website can fulfill all your teaching needs depending on how long you need to spend going over ways to stay safe in your classroom laboratory. 

Note to teacher : While I have shown this video to grade 7 and 8 students, please view it first to decide if it is appropriate for your student audience. 

2. Student Created Video Lab Safety Activity

Teaching lab safety activity

  • Identifying the chosen lab safety rule
  • State reasons why it is important to follow this rule in the classroom.

3. Lab Safety Review Game

  • Equipment and practice
  • Fire, Chemicals, and Goggles, Oh My! 
  • Lab Procedures
  • Random Science Safety

"Eye" Know Lab Safety Activity

This lab activity will integrate the safety rules into a fun experiment. This activity would engage students on the first days of school or as an introduction to your lab safety unit. 

Many students may not understand the need for goggles in the classroom. This eye protection lab uses: 

  • Petri dishes

to teach students the importance of keeping their eyes safe during lab experiences. 

To complete this science experiment,

  • use the marker to draw an eyeball at the bottom of the Petri dish. 
  • Then, put one egg white in each of the dishes. 
  • Pour water into one dish. 
  • Pour alcohol into the other dish. 

This activity will excite students while teaching them about the importance of lab safety. 

Are you looking  for more activities to use with your students? This unit includes unique ways to teach students to stay safe in the science laboratory and classroom. It includes classroom decor and activities to introduce, teach, and reinforce concepts related to safety. 

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8 Ways to Make Lab Safety Activities More Engaging

July 24, 2023 by Michelle Rudolph Leave a Comment

Let’s face it: teaching lab safety rules isn’t all that exciting. I know that teaching lab safety is incredibly important, but does it make my students shout with joy? Definitely not! Instead of drudging through the content, I’ve found ways to make lab safety activities more engaging and exciting. Now, I want to share them with you!

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Activities for Teaching Lab Safety Rules

#1 scavenger hunt.

Have students pair up to hunt for all of the lab safety equipment in your classroom. You can make a checklist they need to complete or leave clues around the room. Get inventive! 

We know that middle schoolers are competitive, so use this to your advantage. Make the scavenger hunt into a game so students are more interested in locating the items and learning lab safety rules.

#2 Choice boards

Choice boards are a creative and hands-on way to talk about lab safety equipment and rules. I give my students a board with nine options of lab safety activities they can choose from, like creating a brochure, writing a rap, filming a video, or making a game for the class to play. 

If you want a ready-to-go lab safety choice board, check out this resource , which also includes task cards and lab safety warm ups.

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#3 Lab Safety Skits

Middle schoolers love to be the star of the show, so let them literally put on a show. Break students up into small groups and have them perform lab safety skits. You can even turn this into a game of charades where students act out safe and unsafe practices, and the class has to guess. Encourage your students to make them funny and silly to get the whole class engaged.

#4 Escape Rooms

Creating an escape room can take some extra time and attention, but it’s definitely worth it. Students love a good challenge, and escape rooms provide just that. Give them a couple of lab safety activities to work through. As they complete an activity, they should uncover a code, letter, or number that will be used to solve the escape room.

You can intertwine questions about where lab safety equipment is located and different lab safety rules. This is a good way to assess how much students know.

#5 Relay Race

Again, middle schoolers love competition. Challenge them to a relay, like how quickly can you make a lab environment safe? Or how quickly can you put on lab safety equipment such as an apron, goggles, or gloves? You can even have other students “judge” how well their classmates performed, which reinforces the rules that they’ve learned. Win-win!

#6 Gallery Walk

One of my favorite ways to help students to recognize all those lab safety symbols is through a gallery walk using task cards . I tape the cards around the room, give students an answer sheet, and one minute to answer each question. This takes about 25 minutes, and then we review the answers together. I use these lab safety task cards for this activity.

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#7 Online Games

Bring in some tech and have students play a Quizziz, Kahoot, Blooket, or Jeopardy game to review lab safety rules. You can find pre-made games on many of these platforms, which will save you time when planning.

This is a perfect lab safety activity to end your unit on or to review and refresh throughout the school year.

#8 Classroom Debate

Who doesn’t love playing devil’s advocate? Put students into teams and give them different lab safety rules to debate, such as why it’s important to wear closed-toe shoes or whether or not goggles should be necessary. You can also have students research if you want to take this debate to the next level.

I hope with these lab safety activities, you’ll be able to have fun and keep students engaged as they learn lab safety rules this school year.

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7 Stupid-Simple Ideas to Teach Science Lab Safety

July 23, 2020

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Explicitly teaching science lab safety is too important to skip. Here are some super easy ways to teach and reinforce safety rules.

The Importance of Teaching Science Lab Rules

During my career, I’ve seen so many accidents during science labs that could have been prevented with explicit teaching….

  • seemingly harmless horseplay resulting in broken glassware
  • middle school students eating glue on a dare
  • poking a metal rod into an outlet – zap!
  •  mercury spill from a thermometer that never should have even  existed  in our building — leave it to an eighth-grader to find the ONLY ONE…..  cue the hazmat team ….

Needless to say, I am a huge fan of explicitly teaching lab safety!  

Teaching science lab safety is so much more than sending home the science safety contract for parents to sign. I know, most of the lab safety rules are common sense and it may seem like a waste of time, but I promise that breaking down the rules at the beginning of the year will pay dividends in the long run.

Science Lab Safety Contracts

Your district probably has a standard lab safety contract for you to use. We use the Flinn Student Safety Contract in our district for students in grades 6-8. The two-page document consists of fifty-five numbered safety instructions. There’s even a quiz to check for understanding.

In my opinion, the last three questions before the signature section are the most important.

  • Do you wear contact lenses?
  • Are you color blind?
  • Do you have allergies?

While I think the contract is extremely important to send home for parents and students to read through, let’s be honest. How many students actually read the contract in its entirety? Probably less than five!

Now, I’ve seen teachers read through the entire document with the students. I’m not sure that middle school students have the attention span for that. While the lab safety rules are super important, it is not a riveting read!

That’s where explicit instruction comes in!

A 22-page presentation on lab safety rules for PPT and Google Slides.

Lab Safety Rules Presentation

In my opinion, I really feel that students need to be explicitly taught the safety rules. For my classes, I made a presentation and fill in note set that highlight the most important of the science safety rules on the Flinn safety contract.

The presentation is a great way to discuss how these rules apply in your classroom or lab. At the same time, they can take notes on these important ideas.

Teach science lab safety with this presentation and set of note pages (PDF & digital versions).

Notes on Science Safety

Since I collect the safety contract that students and parents sign, this note page stays in their folder as a reminder of all of the safety procedures throughout the year.

As we go through the presentation, I use the “turn and talk” strategy throughout the lesson to break it up and keep students engaged and thinking.

Students answer questions, such as:

  • Which rule do you think is the most important? Explain why.
  • Explain to your neighbor what you would do if….
  • Which rule do you think would be the hardest to follow? Explain why.

Student Made Safety Slogans

Another way I like to reinforce the science lab safety presentation is by having students make posters with safety slogans. Their mission is to create a poster of the safety rule that they think is the most important.

They always enjoy this creative activity. Plus, it is always a good way to add some color to the walls in your classroom with student projects at the beginning of the school year.

Other Lab Safety Activities

  • Create a safety cartoon
  • Record a safety video on Flip Grid
  • Write a skit about science lab safety and perform it for the class

Science Lab Safety Performance Assessment

Last year, I set up stations in my science lab. Students were given a clipboard and paper and directed to explain which rules were being followed or broken.

Hint: Stuffed animals or Barbie dolls are a fun and easy way to represent people. I have also created video snippets for students to watch that give more detail about the scenario.

Safety Station Examples:

  • Broken glass
  • Eyewear not being properly worn
  • Cutting toward you with a razor

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Lab Safety Posters

Since lab safety is not a “one” and done thing, I like to keep the rules of lab safety visible in the classroom. Posters are a great way to brighten the science lab, classroom, or bulletin board and also provide a daily reminder of what is expected.

This set of 25 posters is aligned with the Flinn Safety rules and the presentation and notes for a consistent message.

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BioNetwork Lab Safety Simulation

This module based, interactive simulation is another way to reinforce safety in the science lab. This module has activities and quizzes embedded. Students are encouraged to participate in online activities such as dressing the model appropriately for lab and cleaning up the lab room to make it safe.

Zombie College Video

Students will completely eat up the Zombie College Video: 5 Rules of Lab Safety. The music video is pretty catchy too 🙂

Zombie College is ten minutes of overly-dramatic zombie action that your students are GUARANTEED to love! This just might bump you to the top of the coolest teacher list.

While we are watching the video, I have my students take out a sheet of paper and list the 5 Rules of Lab Safety from the video. This is great for a discussion afterwards. .

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Planning Lab Activities for Middle School Science Class

Are you struggling with planning lab activities while teaching middle school science? How do you introduce the lab, execute it, clean up and draw conclusions in one class period?

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Updated August 28, 2022

I use a method that I call “ backwards lesson planning ” as I am planning lab activities for my multiple, middle school science classes. When I adopted this method I noticed a huge change in my stress level in terms of dealing with large classes of middle school students, materials, safety concerns and overall classroom behavior.

Backwards Lesson Planning

When you sit down to start planning a lab activity, for a 40 minute period or 90 minute period, you should always start with your end goal first. You will start at the end of your class period and work backwards towards the beginning of your class. This time management hack really works! Once you answer the following questions then the rest tumbles into place.

What is Your Final Goal of Doing the Lab?

Ask yourself WHY you are doing this lab activity. Is it something that you found on Pinterest that seemed like it matched the general idea of the unit? Is it something to truly reinforce concepts that you have been teaching? Our class time is limited and there are plenty of examples of “quick and easy, and sometimes dramatic” lab ideas that either have confusing or weak tie-ins to your actual content.

What Conclusions Do You Want Your Students to Draw at The End of the Activity?

This is something that should be thought of as you are looking for the correct lab activity to use for a specific concept. Which aspect of your overall concept is being reinforced during this lab? 

You should have an idea of what you would consider the ideal conclusions that you wish students to draw. I sometimes give students a brief lab report template for them to fill out, which gives me an idea of comprehension. 

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If students are way off base, or are struggling with WHY they did the activity, then the activity needs to be reevaluated.

How Much Time Will the Lab Take to Clean Up?

Most lab accidents happen as students are rushing to clean up fast to get to their next class. They get careless and anxious if the teacher is clearly exhibiting anxiety about the clock. Budget your clean up time at the FRONT END of your planning and stick to it!

If the lab needs to go into another day, or you need to cut out parts of it, so be it. The cleaning part of the lab should not be stressful. This makes the kids act up and can cause apprehension for some students.

How Much Time Will the Lab Activity Take?

As I have mentioned in my other blog posts on time management, ( 10 Tips for Good Time Management in the Science Classroom ), you should always do the lab yourself and multiply the amount of time it took you to do it by at least 2 to 3 times. Students may need to read the directions several times until they comprehend what needs to be done. Plus, they may need time to ask you questions. 

This planning will include a point where you will pause the class to do a check-in. Do you have a clear idea in your mind as to when you will give time warnings to the students for each stage of the activity? Make sure you are clock watching during the entire period, even as you are walking around and assisting. 

Say things such as “two minutes until we pause to talk“ or “seven minutes until clean up”. This keeps the students aware of the time and their pace.

Do Students Have Enough Background Information to Understand the Activity?

There is nothing worse than starting a lab, and realizing halfway through, that the students have very little or no understanding as to why they are doing the lab! Students should have enough previous knowledge to be able to use the lab to build upon a strong base. 

If not, perhaps push the lab off one day and do some concept material.

Do Students Have Written Instructions?

I prefer to have the introduction and lab procedure written out for the students, plus I project it on my whiteboard. I send the procedure and any data charts to the students’ digital science notebooks so that they are ready to go. Quite often I have the students read it the evening before for homework. This way, they come into the lab prepared and ready to go.

Do The Students Have a Clear Understanding of Appropriate Lab Behavior?

Students should have a rubric that explains lab behavior from the first day of school. I prefer to also hang it on the wall of my classroom. Do you have a separate rubric for the specific lab you are doing that day? Students find it very reassuring to know what is expected of them BEFORE they begin.

Freebie: Free lab grading rubric

As strange as it may be to start at the end of your class period and work backwards, this method has served me well for many years. Plus, we all know that good planning and time management helps squelch the majority of discipline issues!

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10 Most Common Lab Safety Symbols

Lab safety symbols are something your students need to be aware of.  This is something that should be taught (or at the very least thoroughly reviewed) each year. Knowing what safety symbols to be used in your science lab can be a little daunting.  Different workplace environments may use a number of different safety symbols signs depending on the type of materials, chemicals, or hazards you could encounter.  You can find an extensive list here https://www.osha.gov OR at https://www.ccohs.ca/

Do your students need to be familiar with each and every one of them?  Probably not, but it is always a good idea to discuss safety in the workplace as well as your own science lab (a great way to make real-world connections).  But for the purposes of your own middle school lab, it’s better to spend your time on the ones they will likely encounter.  I can’t think of one reason why a middle school student should be warned of an exploding bomb in a science class. Bbut hey – you teach the way you teach best;)

Here are 10 lab safety symbols that I think are the most important for upper elementary and middle grades:

  • Eye Protection
  • Animal Safety
  • Plant Safety
  • Clothing Protection
  • Electrical Safety / High Voltage
  • Sharp Objects
  • Biohazard Safety
  • Flammable Substance Warning / High Heat Safety
  • Chemical Safety / Toxic Warning
  • Proper Hygiene Warning / Reminder

So how do you teach lab safety symbols and meanings?  Here are 4 simple ideas to help you in the classroom:

  • Create a lab safety symbol scavenger hunt. Your students complete on their own after you’ve reviewed lab safety rules and safety symbols.  This may be a great extra credit or homework assignment.  When you really start looking in the outside world, you’ll be amazed at all the places where you’ll find a safety or warning symbol.  A great way to help with real-world connections.  You might want to give your students a few hints on where to look at home…
  • Electrical appliances
  • Medicine cabinet
  • Under the sink
  • In the bathroom 
  • In a laundry room
  • In the garage or storage building
  • At the local hardware store
  • Just to name a few
  • A little competitive gam – like a game of charades acting out what the symbols mean. Want a comic relief moment? Have them act out what happens if you don’t heed the advice of the safety symbols:); safety symbol match game or even a round of “Who Am I?” (you read the definition and the students have to guess the correct symbol).  
  • A lab safety symbol worksheet for review – yes, worksheets are so boring; but you can make it as fun as possible and more interesting – turn a worksheet into a cut & paste worksheet (like this one below); let your students work in pairs; let them design their own worksheet and pretend they are a lab safety manager and they need to create an operations manual for their employees (yes, this is a real job).
  •  Not an idea for teaching, but still a great idea- make sure you display the most common lab safety symbols that can be used for a quick reference (might want to wait until after the test though 😉

I’d love to hear how you teach about lab safety symbols in your classroom  Let me know by leaving a comment below.

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Introducing Safety in the Science Lab

A solid understanding of lab safety practices is essential for our students to carry out practical work in the laboratory. Students love completing practical work and can learn a great deal from hands on activities. It's an effective way to teach the principle of scientific inquiry, develop student skills in measurement and observation, and to motivate and engage students, but safety must always come first. A good first step is ensuring that any practical activities are properly and thoroughly risk-assessed by the educator before the activity takes place. Educators should do the experiment or demonstration first before the lesson to understand any risks. Seek advice from colleagues; if they have done a similar practical before they will be aware of any points of potential danger.

When doing the practical work, make a list of any equipment or activities that could be potentially dangerous and start to think about how you can make it safer for your students. There are a number of strategies and pieces of equipment that can be used to reduce potential harm to students. If there aren’t any strategies that can sufficiently reduce this risk, then you shouldn’t allow students to complete the activity. Alternatively, lead the practical as a demonstration, use a computer simulation, or show a video. There are several strategies and ideas you can use with students to help them take more of an active role in managing their safety and the safety of others both inside and outside the lab. It is important to get students used to being good, careful, safe scientists even before they enter the lab. Students should never enter a lab without a member of staff present. Students should be aware of themselves and each other at all times. The best way to do this is to introduce lab safety in fun and engaging ways!

Lab Safety Rules

A good place to start with lab safety is with a set of lab rules. These rules will be different from lab to lab, but there are a few rules that are universal. Often these lab rules are covered at the beginning of the school year, and then either forgotten or not properly understood by students.

These rules should be revisited throughout the school year, paying particular attention to any that are relevant to the lab activity you are doing. Using Storyboard That, you can quickly and easily have your students created a visual set of lab rules. Visual lab rules can also help students whose first language isn’t English. These visual rules can be easily modified and redesigned for a specific lab or activity.

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Spot the Hazard

"Spot the Hazard" can be used as a starter activity early in the year. Using this storyboard, or one you have created, have your students identify the places in the picture where there is a potential hazard. Students can start to think about spotting and managing hazards in the lab and it is a great stimulus for a class discussion about lab safety. There are many potential activities that can be completed after doing this exercise with your students. You can have them create a set of visual lab rules based on the hazards they’ve spotted. Alternatively, they could edit the hazards out of the storyboard, showing a lab free of bad practice. You can even have your students create a storyboard of their own with two cells: one cell showing an unsafe lab and one showing a safe lab.

Lab Safety is Important

Personal Protective Equipment

Personal protective equipment is any equipment that is designed to protect your body from injury. This equipment includes clothing, shoes, eye protection, hearing protection, and respirators. Not all PPE is needed for every activity in the lab, but it is important the PPE matches the activity students are completing. Students should understand the different types of equipment commonly used, and they should also understand how and when to use them.

Eye protection should be worn by all people, including teachers and teacher’s assistants, when required. They should be used whenever students are working with hazardous procedures. Teachers need to ensure they fit properly and that they are worn over the eyes and not around the neck or on the forehead. Eye protection should be worn when using any chemicals which would cause damage if they reached the eyes or if the experiment uses any springs or wires under tension.

Noise can also be dangerous for students. The volume of the sound and the length of time students are exposed to the sound both need to be taken into account when preparing a practical. If the noise is above the recommended guidelines, then ear protectors should be used. If noise exceeds these levels, hearing damage can occur, including tinnitus or even deafness.

Gloves provide hands with protection from a range of different hazards. The correct type of glove needs to be matched to the potential hazards. For example, heat-resistance gloves can reduce the chance of burning your skin from hot objects. Heat resistant gloves also reduce your dexterity as they are often thick, so this is something to think about when choosing your PPE.

To protect clothing and skin, lab coats or aprons can be used. Lab coats are very often made of a material that is resistant to corrosion. As with all the other PPE, it is important the lab coat or apron is the right size for the user. If they are too long, this can cause a tripping hazard. Long trailing sleeves can also be dangerous because they can knock things over or get dipped in potentially dangerous liquids.

Storyboard That can be used to teach students about the various pieces of PPE and when they should be used. Give students an example or have your students make a T-Chart and have them identify pieces of PPE needed for different procedures.

Personal Protective Equipment

Student Risk Assessment

It is never too early to get students thinking about risks and ways to manage them. Students can use Storyboard That to organize their ideas about potentials risks associated with an activity and ways to reduce that risk. This can be extremely helpful as well when students begin to design their own experiments .

Risk Assessment

Lab Hazard Symbols

In the lab, students will sometimes use potentially harmful substances. One way of reducing the risk, especially when using acids and bases, is by diluting them. It is important that students can interpret chemical labels in order to understand the risk and know what precautions to put in place. When deciding on the chemicals to use in the lab, read guidance on the potential risks associated with them. If the chemical is not safe to use with your students, don’t use it. There is an international system of identifying hazards associated with different chemicals.

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Lab Safety Posters

One great way to get students familiar with safety and procedures in the science lab is to have them create lab safety posters to hang in the classroom. Assign students a different topic to create a poster about, whether it's a rule or a hazard symbol. They can then create a poster that visualizes what the rule or symbol is and why it's important.

However it might be more practical for you as the teacher to create the posters for your classroom ahead of time and use them as teaching aids. You can check out our lab safety poster templates , which make it easy for you to customize your posters! It also makes it easier to have the most up to date information, because you can always come back and edit your posters and print new ones.

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Discussion Storyboards

Discussion storyboards can be a great stimulus for discussion of all areas of science, including lab safety. It allows you to dispel any potential misconceptions students may have before they begin their practical work. For more information including different ways to use discussion storyboards in the classroom, check out the article on Science Discussion Storyboards .

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More Information

Additional lab safety advice can be found with OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration), NSTA (National Science Teachers Association) or the ACS (American Chemical Society). Please be aware that health and safety rules, regulations, and good practice are constantly being updated and change regularly.

How to Teach Lab Safety

Define lab safety rules.

Start by introducing a set of lab safety rules to your students. These rules should be universal and cover essential safety practices in the science lab. Review the rules with your students at the beginning of the school year and revisit them throughout the year, emphasizing the relevance to specific lab activities. Use visual aids, such as storyboards, to create visual representations of the lab rules and modify them based on specific lab or activity requirements.

Engage in Hazard Identification

Conduct activities like "Spot the Hazard" to help students identify potential hazards in the lab. Use a storyboard or create one to depict a lab scene and have students identify and discuss the potential hazards present. This exercise promotes hazard awareness and serves as a starting point for class discussions on lab safety. Students can create their own visual lab rules based on the hazards they identify or edit the storyboard to show a lab free of unsafe practices.

Teach Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Educate students about personal protective equipment (PPE) and its importance in lab safety. Discuss different types of PPE, such as eye protection, gloves, lab coats/aprons, and ear protectors. Explain when and how to use each type of equipment based on specific activities and potential hazards. Use visual tools, like storyboards or T-charts, to teach students about the appropriate PPE for different lab procedures.

Promote Student Risk Assessment

Encourage students to think critically about risks and ways to manage them through student risk assessments. Students can use storyboards to organize their ideas about potential risks associated with lab activities and propose strategies to reduce those risks. This exercise helps develop students' risk assessment skills and prepares them for designing their own experiments.

Introduce Lab Hazard Symbols

Teach students how to interpret lab hazard symbols and chemical labels to understand the risks associated with potentially harmful substances. Emphasize the importance of reading and following guidance on chemical risks and encourage students to avoid using unsafe chemicals. Explain the international system of identifying hazards associated with different chemicals and promote safe practices.

Create Lab Safety Posters

Engage students in creating lab safety posters that visualize important safety rules, symbols, or procedures. Assign each student a different topic and have them design a poster that effectively communicates the message and significance of the topic. Alternatively, as the teacher, create posters ahead of time using customizable templates and display them in the classroom. Regularly update the posters with current information to ensure relevance and accuracy.

Frequently Asked Questions about Lab Safety in School

What is lab safety.

Lab safety refers to the precautions and measures taken to ensure the safety of students, teachers, and staff in a laboratory environment. This includes the use of appropriate protective gear, safe handling of chemicals and equipment, and following proper procedures and protocols.

Why is lab safety important in school?

Lab safety is important in school because it helps prevent accidents and injuries in the laboratory environment. Many laboratory experiments involve hazardous chemicals and equipment that can cause harm if not handled properly. By following proper safety procedures, students can learn and conduct experiments safely.

What should I do if I accidentally break a piece of equipment in the lab?

If you accidentally break a piece of equipment in the lab, you should notify your teacher immediately and follow their instructions for handling the situation. Depending on the nature of the equipment and the severity of the damage, you may need to clean up any spills or debris and/or help with the replacement or repair of the equipment.

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Name one thing you NEVER do in the science lab.

act responsibly

keep my work area clean

wear safety goggles

eat or drink

Why must a student remove dangling jewelry or secure loose clothing?

The student could lose their jewelry in the lab and never find it again.

The jewelry or loose clothing could snag on equipment and knock something over or break the equipment. Loose clothing can also be accidentally dipped in a chemical.

The jewelry or loose clothing could bother another student while they are working in the lab.

Jewelry and loose clothing are never a problem in a science lab.

May a student enter the storage area?

Yes, because it is part of the classroom.

Yes, if they need to get a piece of equipment.

No, students are never allowed in the storage area.

Yes, but only if a teacher has directed the students to enter the storage area.

You and your lab partner are working on a chemistry experiment when your lab partner spills salt water. You don’t think that salt water is dangerous, but what should you do first ?

clean up the mess

get a new lab partner

tell the teacher

pretend it didn’t happen

Your teacher has just explained how to perform a lab. You feel you know how to perform the experiment. When you get to the lab station, what should you do first?

Read the directions on the lab station card to make sure you understand how to perform the experiment.

Start messing with the equipment and hope you are using it correctly.

Choose my best friend as my lab partner.

Ask your lab partner to explain the experiment to you.

When will you wear safety goggles?

Safety goggles should be worn every day in science class.

Safety goggles should be worn anytime there is a possibility of a liquid or a projectile hitting the eye.

Safety goggles are worn only during chemistry experiments.

Safety goggles are only worn by people who do not

wear glasses.

When is it OK to play around in the lab?

It is OK if the teacher leaves the room to help an ill student.

It is OK if the students are doing a lab and a substitute is in the room.

It is OK to play in the lab on Fridays.

What is the consequence for a student who does not work safely in the lab?

The student will receive a 30 minute d-hall for not following the Ridge Way and be removed from the lab that day.

The student will be given two warnings.

The student will be reminded to be careful. The teacher will call the student’s parents to review the safety contract, and a 100 minute d-hall will be given.

There are no consequences.

The students in the science lab are going to do an experiment about force and motion. The students will use paper, paperclips and rubber bands . What safety equipment will the students need to use?

The students will not need to use any safety equipment because the equipment is all regular school items.

The students will need to wear safety aprons and heat resistant gloves.

The students will need to wear safety goggles because there is a possible projectile.

The students will need to be prepared to use the fire blanket.

You should never inhale vapors from any chemical substance. If you need to smell something in the lab, how do you do it?

You wave your hand slowly over the substance and waft the vapors toward your nose.

You sit in front of the substance and wait for a scent to reach your nose.

You get your friend sitting next to you to smell the substance.

You don’t use your nose doing lab experiments.

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Safety engineers develop procedures, systems, products and regulations to keep people safe at their workplaces. They influence lives on a daily basis by preventing construction workers from falling, keeping hospital workers from contracting infectious diseases, preventing office workers from developing compressed nerves while working on computers, and more. Engineers’ safety rules apply to school labs and workshops as well. For instance, technology and engineering (TE) students must learn procedures associated with lab safety before they may use the machinery and equipment in TE labs. This activity teaches students vital safety rules in order to be successful and safe in engineering labs. This activity also teaches students to analyze and evaluate existing systems and procedures—skills that are central to engineering.

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  • Safely interact with classroom tools.
  • Create a “safety culture” in which they work towards preserving their own safety and the safety of their classmates.

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  • writing utensils, one per student
  • poster board
  • Lab Safety Rules Assessment , two each per student
  • Health and Safety Engineering Handout , one per student
  • Workplace Safety Poster Rubric , one per team

To share with the entire class:

  • whiteboard or poster-sized piece of butcher paper
  • tape or push pins, to hang the posters
  • computer and projector to show the class the Safety Engineers Presentation , a PowerPoint® file

This activity is designed as an introductory exercise. No prior knowledge is necessary.

Have you ever been injured? Or have you ever witnessed an injury? Have you or your parents ever been injured at the workplace? Think back and consider the circumstances. Could anything have been done to prevent the injury? If you could go back in time, could somebody have done something differently to prevent the injury? By considering these changes, you are already thinking like a safety engineer!

Safety engineers develop procedures, systems, products and regulations for keeping people safe. If you think about it, every job runs the risk of different types of injuries. An office worker who sits at a desk and works on a computer all day may compress his nerves if his body posture is incorrect, and a nurse might catch an infectious disease from a patient and injure her back while trying to help a patient move off of a bed. The list of possible workplace injuries is very long, and it includes the types of injuries that you just mentioned that you and your families have experienced.

A photograph shows a woman wearing a hard hat and wrapped sun glasses at a construction site with a crane in the background.

Safety engineers identify possible hazards and take steps to protect people from injuries. For instance, health and safety engineers have developed rules related to hand washing and clothing in order to keep nurses, other hospital workers and patients from being exposed to diseases. Safety engineers partner with other engineers to develop products that keep people safe as well. For instance, safety engineers and mechanical engineers have designed ergonomic keyboards to help prevent people from developing compressed nerves from typing, while safety engineers and mechanical engineers have designed lifts to help nurses safely move sick patients out of bed.

Many safety engineers also study accidents in order to prevent them from happening in the future. They also analyze procedures and equipment in order to keep people safe. As a young engineer, your first job is to analyze a lab and then develop some safety procedures to keep yourself and your classmates safe in the lab.

Before the Activity

  • Gather materials and make copies of the Lab Safety Rules Assessment , Health and Safety Engineering Handout and Workplace Safety Poster Rubric . The assessment is a pre/post quiz, so make two copies per student.
  • Prepare the classroom by setting up the seven-slide Safety Engineers Presentation , a PowerPoint® file, to show the class. The slides are animated so clicking the mouse or keyboard brings up the next item.
  • Administer the Lab Safety Rules Assessment to determine what students already know about lab safety.

With the Students

  • Present to the class the Introduction/Motivation section.
  • (Slide 1) Introduce students to the job of safety engineers: In kitchens, on construction sites, using building tools and machinery, and in all sorts of other situations—safety is a concern for health and safety engineers. This presentation will inform you about what safety engineers do, and prepare you to act as one in order to make your classroom a safer place to work.
  • (Slide 2) Present examples of safety engineers: Safety engineers design rules and procedures for workers to follow in order to keep them safe. For instance, consider these welders. Their job working on this pipe can be very dangerous because they use flame in close proximity to gas. Safety engineers designed these rules to help them do their job safely: wear eye and clothing protection, and throw a spark into the pipe before welding to make sure no live gas is in the pipe.
  • (Slide 3) Here is another example. Although this person is not working with open flames, as an industrial laundry worker in a hospital, he is also exposed to hazards when handling dirty laundry. The materials he comes into contact with every day might be contaminated by any number of biological agents. Safety engineers designed a few procedures to help keep this worker safe: wear glove and clothing protection that you leave in the workplace to avoid spreading any bacteria or viruses outside of the laundry
  • Ask students: How many of you have ever had a family member or friend get injured at a workplace? As students share examples, list on the classroom board their examples of threats to safety.
  • Distribute the handout. Read aloud the paragraph about safety engineers.
  • (Slide 4) Direct students to analyze the seven pictures in the handout by circling anything that might be unsafe, dangerous or potentially lead to injuries.
  • (Slide 5) Next, ask students to act as safety engineers by writing two rules or procedures for the lab where prompted on the handout (bottom of page 5). Then, ask them to write these same two rules on a poster board so that the entire class can see. Have students hang their poster boards somewhere in the room.
  • Next, have students to turn to the “Technology Lab Safety Rules” section of the handout (page 6). Read aloud the list of rules as students follow along. As you read, have students put a check by each safety rule that they (or their classmates) came up with from looking at the handout pictures and circle the rules that they and their classmates did not come up with from examining the lab pictures.
  • Afterward, praise students for coming up with (some of) the same rules as the safety engineers. Consider the differences between student safety recommendations and the safety rules on the list. Ensure that students understand the purpose for any rules that were new to them.
  • (Slide 6) Finally, turn to the “Promoting Safety through Workplace Poster” section of the handout (page 7). Organize the class into groups of four students each. Assign each safety engineering team one of the hazards from the construction worker fatalities table and ask them to brainstorm ways workers could safely work around the hazard. Ask them to create a workplace poster to display in order to remind workers of good safety protocols. The slide shows one example of a workplace safety poster about cleaning chemicals. You may want to show students additional examples of workplace posters on the OSHA website listed in the Additional Multimedia Support section.
  • (Slide 7) Hand out the rubric and go through it with students so they know the poster grading expectations. Later, use the rubric to evaluate teams’ workplace posters.
  • Administer the assessment again to determine whether students improved in their understanding of lab safety rules.

analyze: To study and consider carefully.

evaluate: To determine the significance of an idea.

lab: An informal term for a laboratory. A place where research and experimentation takes place.

prediction: An educated guess about a possible outcome.

procedure: A standard list of steps to follow in order to stay safe.

safety engineer: An engineer who designs systems and/or procedures that keep people safe.

Pre-Activity Assessment

Pre-Assessment: Before starting the activity, administer the 10-question multiple-choice Lab Safety Rules Assessment to determine what students already know about lab safety. Adjust the content presented accordingly. This is a pre/post quiz that will be given again at activity end.

Activity Embedded Assessment

Handout: The Health and Safety Engineering Handout guides students through the activity, including the examination of seven photographs to analyze unsafe procedures and practices. Review students’ circled items and answers to gauge their engagement and depth of comprehension.

Poster Rubric: Assign each team a different construction worker fatality from the table on the Health and Safety Engineering Handout and direct them to each create a workplace poster that provides appropriate safety rules and procedures. Use the Workplace Poster Rubric to evaluate students’ posters in order to gauge their understanding of the activity concepts and content.

Post-Activity Assessment

Post-Assessment: Administer the Lab Safety Rules Assessment again and compare pre/post scores to determine whether students improved in their understanding of lab safety rules.

Today, you are going to be safety engineers. Safety engineers think of ways to keep people safe. What could you do to help keep people be safe at your school?

Instead of using the pictures provided in the Health and Safety Engineering Handout , take photographs of your school’s lab equipment and ask students to develop safety rules and procedures specific to their lab spaces. You may want to modify the Health and Safety Engineering Handout to include the rules that are associated with your specific safety tests.

Have students analyze photographs of unsafe practices at various real-world workplaces and make recommendations for improving those workplaces. They could compare their recommendations to procedures established by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA).

Assign students to research common workplace injuries or hazards, and the procedures that OSHA has established in order to protect people from those injuries.

  • For lower grades, provide students with more guidance. It may help to model for students how to analyze several pictures before having them work in pairs to analyze the pictures themselves.
  • For higher grades, encourage students to think of more than two safety rules. Spend more time critically evaluating the differences between student conceptions of safety and the “Safety Rules” list. Identify different ways in which safety engineers might keep people safe beyond the context of school laboratories.

You may want to show students additional examples of workplace posters on the OSHA website at https://www.osha.gov/pls/publications/publication.AthruZ?pType=Types&pID=5 .

Haynie III, W. J. (2009). Safety and Liability in the New Technology Laboratory. Technology Teacher , 69(3), p 31-36. http://eric.ed.gov/?id=EJ861083

Lazaros, Edward. J., and Shackelford, Ray. (2009). Safety Awareness: Empowering Students to Be Technologically Literate. Technology Teacher, 68(8), p 5-11. http://eric.ed.gov/?id=EJ838913

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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation CAREER award grant no. DRL 1552567 (Amy Wilson-Lopez) titled, Examining Factors that Foster Low-Income Latino Middle School Students' Engineering Design Thinking in Literacy-Infused Technology and Engineering Classrooms. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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  1. 20 Precautionary Lab Safety Activities for Middle School

    Every science teacher should teach middle schoolers about the fundamentals of lab safety. A science classroom is a fun place, but also one that has hazards; this is why it is important to begin teaching about basic lab safety concepts and how to appropriately use lab tools.

  2. PDF lab safety worksheet

    Lab Safety Worksheet Look at the cartoons and answer the questions concerning lab safety. Lab Safety Scenarios Read through each scenario. Under the scenario, write which lab safety rule is being broken. During the lab in class, Carlos realizes his group needs more chemicals.

  3. 4 Engaging Lab Safety Activities

    1. Zombie College Lab Safety video: Students are always interested in zombies, so why not integrate them into your lab safety unit? This video from Zombie College includes a video about what can happen when lab safety procedures aren't followed. In addition to the10 minute lab safety video, there is a video game, student materials including:

  4. Lab Safety Worksheet

    ALL NEW for Middle School from the Smithsonian! Teaching NGSS is more than checking off standards. STCMS™ immerses students in 3-dimensional learning rooted in phenomena and engineering design. ... Lab Safety Information. Keep your classroom or lab safe throughout the schoolyear with lots of helpful tips, hints, and safety techniques. View ...

  5. 8 Ways to Make Lab Safety Activities More Engaging

    Choice boards are a creative and hands-on way to talk about lab safety equipment and rules. I give my students a board with nine options of lab safety activities they can choose from, like creating a brochure, writing a rap, filming a video, or making a game for the class to play. If you want a ready-to-go lab safety choice board, check out ...

  6. 20 Precautionary Lab Safety Activities for Middle School

    Every science teacher should teach middle schoolers about the fundamentals of lab securing. A science school is a fun placed, but also one ensure has hazards; this is why it is important the begin teaching about basic lab safety concepts or how to appropriately using lab tools.

  7. 7 Stupid-Simple Ideas to Teach Science Lab Safety

    July 23, 2020 Explicitly teaching science lab safety is too important to skip. Here are some super easy ways to teach and reinforce safety rules. The Importance of Teaching Science Lab Rules During my career, I've seen so many accidents during science labs that could have been prevented with explicit teaching….

  8. Planning Lab Activities for Middle School Science Class

    Planning Lab Activities for Middle School Science Class Updated August 28, 2022 I use a method that I call " backwards lesson planning " as I am planning lab activities for my multiple, middle school science classes.

  9. Lab Safety Units Middle School Teaching Resources

    81. $21.25. $15.75. Bundle. This bundle has everything you need to teach and assess an upper elementary or middle school science laboratory safety unit. It contains a PowerPoint with notes and INB sheets for students, a set of four warmups/bell ringers, a list of safety rules, a safety activity, a safety bookmark that has multiple purposes, a ...

  10. 10 Most Common Lab Safety Symbols

    Here are 10 lab safety symbols that I think are the most important for upper elementary and middle grades: Eye Protection. Animal Safety. Plant Safety. Clothing Protection. Electrical Safety / High Voltage. Sharp Objects. Biohazard Safety. Flammable Substance Warning / High Heat Safety.

  11. PDF This is the directions and rubric that I give to my students fortheir

    PowerPoint Presentation. This is the directions and rubric that I give to my students for their beginning of the year Safety Poster assignment. This is a great assignment for a few reasons: it makes for perfect classroom décor early in the school year and for Back to School night, it really drives home the Safety Rules because students are ...

  12. Lab Safety Middle School Teaching Resources

    5.0. (1) $3.00. PDF. Google Apps™. This resource is perfect for introducing science lab safety rules to your upper elementary or middle school classroom. The resource includes a reading about lab safety, nonfiction text questions, and a science safety contract to use with Google Slides™ and in pdf printable formats.

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    This PowerPoint lesson, Full MSDS Sheet, student activity (or homework) sheet, and teacher key was created for upper elementary and middle school students and is great lesson that enriches the core concept of science lab safety while reinforcing many common core English language arts standards (such as: RST.6-8.4 "Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words ...

  14. DOCX Center for Green Chemistry & Green Engineering at Yale

    The purpose of this module is to introduce lab safety to your classroom via common lab safety rules and a lab safety activity. It may be modified to meet the needs of your individual laboratory or classroom. The video in the student resources can be shown in the classroom (4:54) or ask students to watch it at home before the first laboratory ...

  15. Lab Safety Rules & Posters

    Lab Safety: Rules, Activities, and Posters By Oliver Smith Create a Storyboard Introducing Safety in the Science Lab A solid understanding of lab safety practices is essential for our students to carry out practical work in the laboratory. Students love completing practical work and can learn a great deal from hands on activities.

  16. Middle School Lab Safety Assessment

    Lab Safety Review. 84 plays. 8th. 10 Qs. Lab Safety. 3.9K plays. 3rd. Middle School Lab Safety Assessment quiz for 6th grade students. Find other quizzes for Science and more on Quizizz for free!

  17. Engineering Safety

    Engineers' safety rules apply to school labs and workshops as well. For instance, technology and engineering (TE) students must learn procedures associated with lab safety before they may use the machinery and equipment in TE labs. This activity teaches students vital safety rules in order to be successful and safe in engineering labs.

  18. Lab Safety Assignment Worksheets & Teaching Resources

    Lab Safety Poster Assignment This activity reinforces any of the lab rules that you, as the teacher, has implemented in the classroom. It can be modified to fit a large grade range, but has been implemented in fourth-6th grade science classes on a regular basis. ... The Science Disaster at Mission Middle School is a writing assignment to ...

  19. 20 Precautionary Lab Safety Activities for Middle School

    A science classroom is a fun places, but also one that possesses hazards; this a conundrum it is important to begin teaching concerning basic lab safety basic and how to appropriately use clinical tools. In the following list, you willingly find 20 different resource types in teaching graduate science safety rules when working in one labor.

  20. General Lab Safety

    This Amoeba Sisters video introduces science lab safety guidelines with memorable illustrations and an accompanying handout listed under "safety" on http://w...

  21. Results for middle school science lab safety

    This complete Scientific Investigation Digital Bundle uses Google Slides. This resource has over 40 slides with four lessons with the following included: warm-ups, a set of differ

  22. Middle School STEM Lab Safety Rules Guided Notes & Student Contract

    A safe science laboratory is the basis for good hands-on science experiments. In this activity, students learn about and agree to follow the class science lab rules. This activity uses a fillable guided note taking worksheet and printed lab safety contract. It can be easily assigned digitally or on paper. This assignment is aligned with the ...

  23. Lab Safety Writing Assignment

    The Science Disaster at Mission Middle School is a writing assignment to reinforce the rules and regulations that go along with science lab safety. This lesson focuses on any and all rules that you might enforce in your science lab setting. Following the introduction of your lab rules, a 1-2 page ...