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									                                      Science Laboratory Safety Contract
                                            6th Grade Earth Science
PURPOSE
Science is a hands-on laboratory class. However, science activities may have potential hazards. We will use
some equipment that may be dangerous if not handled properly. Safety in the science classroom is an important
part of the scientific process. To ensure a safe classroom, a list of rules has been developed and is called the
Science Laboratory Safety Contract. These rules must be followed at all times. Additional safety instructions
will be given for each activity. No science student will be allowed to participate in science activities until this
contract has been signed by both the student and a parent or guardian.

SAFETY RULES                             experiment. Return all equipment         must be tied back, no dangling
1. Conduct yourself in a                 clean and in working order to the        jewelry, and no loose
responsible manner at all times in       proper storage area.                     or baggy clothing. Wear aprons
the science room. Horseplay,             10. Follow your teacher’s                when instructed.
practical jokes, and pranks will         instructions to dispose of any           21. Learn where the safety
not be tolerated.                        waste materials generated in an          equipment is located and how to
2. Follow all written and verbal         experiment.                              use it. Know where the exits are
instructions carefully. Ask your         11. Report any accident (fire,           located and what to do in case of
teacher questions if you do not          spill, breakage, etc.), injury (cut,     an emergency or fire drill.
understand the instructions.             burn, etc.), or hazardous
3. Do not touch any equipment,           condition (broken equipment,
supplies, or other materials in the      etc.) to the teacher immediately.
science room without permission          12. Consider all chemicals used          AGREEMENT
from the teacher.                        in the science room to be                I, __________________________,
                                                                                  (student’s name) have read and
4. Perform only authorized and           dangerous. Do not touch or smell         understand each of the above safety
approved experiments. Do not             any chemicals unless specifically        rules set forth in this contract. I agree
conduct any experiments when             instructed to do so.                     to follow them to ensure not only my
the teacher is out of the room.          13. Always carry a microscope            own safety but also the safety of
5. Never eat, drink, chew gum, or        with both hands. Hold the arm            others in the science classroom or
taste anything in the science            with one hand; place the other           laboratory. I also agree to follow the
                                                                                  general rules of appropriate behavior
room.                                    hand under the base.
                                                                                  for a classroom at all times to avoid
6. Keep hands away from face,            14. Never open storage cabinets          accidents and to provide a safe
eyes, and mouth while using              or enter the prep/storage room           learning environment for everyone. I
science materials or when                without permission from the              understand that if I do not follow all
working with either chemicals or         teacher.                                 the rules and safety precautions, I will
lab equipment. Wash your hands           15. Do not remove chemicals,             not be allowed to participate in
with soap and water before               equipment, or supplies from the          science activities.
leaving the science room.                science room without permission          _______________________________
7. Wear safety glasses or goggles        from the teacher.                        Student Signature       Date
when instructed. Never remove            16. Handle all glassware with
safety glasses or goggles during         care. Never pick up hot or broken        Dear Parent or Guardian:
an experiment. There will be no          glassware with your bare hands.          We feel that you should be informed
exceptions to this rule!                 19. Use extreme caution when             of the school’s effort to create and
8. Keep your work area and the           using matches, a burner, or hot          maintain a safe science classroom/
                                                                                  laboratory environment. Please read
science room neat and clean.             plate. Only light burners when           the list of safety rules. No student will
Bring only your laboratory               instructed and do not put                be permitted to perform science
instructions, worksheets, and            anything into a flame unless             activities unless this contract is signed
writing instruments to the work          specifically instructed to do so.        by both the student and
area.                                    Do not leave a lit burner                parent/guardian and is on file with the
9. Clean all work areas and              unattended.                              teacher. Your signature on this
                                                                                  contract indicates that you have read
equipment at the end of the              20. Dress properly—long hair
   PLEASE COLLECT SIGNATURES AND RETURN TO MR. SEITZ BY AUGUST 25, 2010
this Science Safety Contract, reviewed     Parent Signature            Date       Y or N
it with your child, and are aware of the                                          Does your child have any allergies?
measures taken to ensure the safety of                                            Y or N
your daughter in the science               Important questions:                   If so, Please list:
classroom.                                 Does your child wear contact lenses?   _______________________________
                                           Y or N                                 _______________________________
_______________________________            Is your child color blind?




   PLEASE COLLECT SIGNATURES AND RETURN TO MR. SEITZ BY AUGUST 25, 2010

								
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