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Students explore poison prevention. In this poison prevention instructional activity, students define poisons, and discover what poisons are and how they can harm people. Students hear different examples of posioning and view examples. Students do worksheets and take letters home to their parents about poisons.
Middle schoolers research and explore all the safety conditions to being exposed to poisons in real-world situations. They review/discuss/investigate about types, sources, effects and responses of poisons by creating general questions to pose to the whole class. In addition, they access the internet to view the website Regional Poison Control Center.
Investigate common poisons and how to stay safe with your class. They will be able to identify common poisons and the symbols that represent poison (i.e. skull and crossbones). Additionally, they will compare and contrast candy and medications and study poison prevention. They will also research common poisons on the Internet.
Text intensive, this presentation lists 51 guidelines for safety in the chemistry laboratory. If you choose to use it, make sure to demonstrate the safe procedures along the way and point out where the fume hood, first aid kit, eyewash station, shower, fire extinguisher, and fire blanket are located. Provide copies of the guidelines for young chemists to keep and ask them to sign a set in agreement to follow them.