Laboratory Safety and Skills

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Avoiding lab safety rules will not give you super powers. The lesson opens with a demonstration of not following safety rules. Then, young chemists practice their lab safety while finding the mass of each item in a mixture and trying to identify the mystery substance. This is the first in a series of two lessons.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have learners create a new way of educating other classes on the safety rules; ideas could include comic strips, cartoons, skits, etc.
Classroom Considerations

  • Prepare the mixture with the mystery substance in advance
  • The lesson best fits near the beginning of the school year
  • The first in a series of two lessons
Pros

  • Provides many strategies for differentiation
  • Includes multiple journal writing prompts
Cons

  • None
Common Core