Chemistry

Lab Safety

Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:52 PM

Hello everyone! I am a preservice teacher and am currently observing in a biology classroom. Next semester I will be taking over the classroom and full-time student teaching. The importance of safety in the lab has ben engrained in my head since I began studying education. Since I have been observing, I have witnessed the enforcement of safety is much more challenging than I had expected. In the current classroom I am in, lab safety is not strictly enforced. If anyone has any suggestions for enforcing lab safety when I take over next semester I would really appreciate it!

Maci Budzik
Maci Budzik
125 Activity Points

Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:10 PM

Hello...I agree with you about the enforcement of lab safety in science classrooms. I'm also struggling with it when it comes to my students who are behaviorally challenged. Usually, I give them the Lab Safety Contract by Flinn (you can google it), then give them a test about Do's and Don't while doing a lab activity, also show them some video clips on lab safety. It's a continuous practice and reinforcement of the lab safety.

Good luck!

Joselyn

Joselyn Hermoso
Joselyn Hermoso
590 Activity Points

Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:10 PM

Hello...I agree with you about the enforcement of lab safety in science classrooms. I'm also struggling with it when it comes to my students who are behaviorally challenged. Usually, I give them the Lab Safety Contract by Flinn (you can google it), then give them a test about Do's and Don't while doing a lab activity, also show them some video clips on lab safety. It's a continuous practice and reinforcement of the lab safety.

Good luck!

Joselyn

Joselyn Hermoso
Joselyn Hermoso
590 Activity Points

Post Reply

Forum content is subject to the same rules as NSTA List Serves. Rules and disclaimers