Year 7 - Introduction to Science: Lab safety & equipment.Quick View

Year 7 - Introduction to Science: Lab safety & equipment.

These two lessons can be used to introduce year 7's to Secondary Science. The first lesson is a short lesson and simply covers the basic lab safety. The second lesson covers basic lab equipment, including the scientific drawings. Followed by how a Bunsen works. A worksheet is provided for students to label and i have created a 10 question quiz as a mini-plenary to gauge student progress. Finally, if you have time there is a basic heating water practical for students to try once they have obtained their Bunsen burner licence.
Safety in the LabQuick View

Safety in the Lab

KS3 new for the Activate resource "Working Scientifically" module; purchase for the other 7 lessons and materials in the unit as a bundle at the shop. Full lesson ready to use straight 'out of the box' Similar structure to my other power points following the input - activity - review phasing Activities differentiated. plenary sections for progress checking Clear learning objectives and outcomes Modern and engaging layout Little adaptation needed Feedback welcome :D
Lab safety bookletQuick View

Lab safety booklet

Check out my other resources at: A short booklet used to introduce yr 7 students to science.
Asylum Lab Safety and Equipment Memory GameQuick View

Asylum Lab Safety and Equipment Memory Game

A edgy take on lab safety and equipment review. Many times we repeat the same lab safety and equipment reviews every year. Make it creepy with the Asylum Lab Safety and Equipment Memory game. The students will need to match 25 pairs of cards. One card has a description and the students need to match it with a picture or explanation. The game allows the students to continuously review lab safety and equipment while having fun and being competitive. The cards are square and saved as a pdf. By adjusting your page count per printed page you can adjust the size of your cards. I suggest laminating them and keeping them year after year. I use one set per lab table. You can have the students compete within a single table or between groups.
Lab Safety Rules poster packQuick View

Lab Safety Rules poster pack

Lab safety poster pack. Pack includes two similar posters in different colour themes (one yellow/grey theme and one red/white theme). Great for laminating in A3 to display in high school laboratories.
Lab Safety PostersQuick View

Lab Safety Posters

A set of 12 lab safety posters. The set includes the following posters: 1. Safety glasses need to be kept on at all times during practical activities. 2. Make sure you know where the safety equipment is located in the laboratory. 3. Eating and drinking are not permitted in the laboratory. 4. Never taste any chemicals. 5. If you need to smell a chemical gently waft the air towards your face. 6. Wash your hands after using chemicals. 7. Tie back long hair. 8. When heating substances make sure you are standing up. 9. When you are cutting a knife or a scalpel make sure you cut away from yourself and others. 10. Walk don’t run in the laboratory. 11. If you break anything tell the teacher straight away. 12. If you are ever unsure of what to do ask the teacher. Illustrations by Ron Leishman @ Digital Toonage on TPT.
Lab Safety and Equipment Writing Task CardsQuick View

Lab Safety and Equipment Writing Task Cards

It is important to promote writing across the disciplines. Sometimes it is difficult to come up with writing prompts. These task cards are specific to secondary science and they cover lab safety and equipment. There are writing prompts for the lab safety procedures, equipment, MSDS, NFPA, behavior and dress. I have included the prompts in the power point format and pdf file format so you can choose which file you would like to use. By adjusting the page settings during printing you can print 6 or more / less prompts per page. This activity can be used as a bell ringer, pop quiz or closing. It is a good exercise to make the brief students write longer and the novel writers write shorter answers. There are 30 writing prompts with instructions as to how many sentences they should write. You can edit the power point file to adjust the sentence requirements.