General Lab Safety

From horseplay to hair length, here's a video that covers all your lab safety needs! Animated characters present a fun yet functional resource geared toward all science disciplines. Topics include safety equipment, proper lab etiquette, and preventable lab mishaps.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Open the first day of lab with the video
  • Assign small groups of students one of the rules and have them create public service announcements about the rule
Classroom Considerations

  • Consider showing the video in the lab, if possible, to highlight the locations of key safety equipment
Pros

  • Humor keeps the content engaging, even for those who are familiar with lab safety rules
  • The resource focuses on equipment and scenarios that are common to middle and high school science labs
Cons

  • None
Common Core