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Lab Safety, Safety Equipment and Lab Tools 8th Grade Science Why is Lab Safety Important? Science is a hands-on laboratory class. You will be doing many activities that require the use of hazardous materials and equipment. To be safe, you must follow safety rules at all times. Safety in the science classroom is the #1 priority for students, teachers, and parents. Safety Symbols Safety symbols are non- linguistic representations of safety rules or warnings. Safety Equipment: Fire Blanket The fire blanket is used to cover a person or an object that is on fire. Know the location of the fire blanket in your room. First Aid Kit The first aid kit contains various items to help with an emergency. Please pay attention to where these items are located in the room. Eye Wash Station If chemicals or other substances should get into your eyes, flush them for at least 15 minutes. Know the location of the eye wash station in your class. Shower If a person is on fire or has chemicals spilled on much of their body, then a shower might be necessary. Know its location in your room. PASS: Pull, Aim, Squeeze, Sweep Fire Extinguisher Fire extinguishers are used to put out fires. Know the location of the fire extinguisher in your classroom. Safety Tools: Beakers Flasks Graduated Cylinders Test Tubes Goggles Dissecting Pan and Tools Hot Plate Funnel Pipette Meter Stick Microscope Thermometer Triple-Beam Balance Tongs Bunsen Burner Wire Screen Clamps Ring Stand What Will Happen If I Horseplay in Lab? Horseplay endangers you as well as others. If you choose not to comply with Safety rules and the Safety Contract that you sign, you will be removed from the lab activity and will receive a “zero” for the lab. If the issue is serious, disciplinary Action may be taken. Your parents will be informed.
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