ERIC Number: ED276598
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
The Elementary Science Safety Manual. Revised.
New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton. Div. of General Academic Education.
Based on the principle that safety education should be a vital component in science instruction, this manual was designed to assist elementary teachers in doing more experiments and activities more confidently by making them aware of dangers and precautions. It also aims to make students aware that safety is a lifetime process and responsibility. Contents include: (1) safety checklist for teachers; (2) sample safety procedures (citing first aid and steps); (3) fire prevention and control (reviewing classes of fires and extinguishers and highlighting firefighting techniques); (4) eye and face protection (explaining how to establish an eye protection program); (5) general personal safety (focusing on accident prevention); (6) chemical safety (listing dangerous combinations of common chemicals); (7) heating activities (stating precautionary measures); (8) safety with plants (identifying poisonous plants and symptoms associated with poisoning); (9) biology and life science safety (suggesting guidelines for animal care); (10) home experiments and special projects (providing guidance on extension activities); (11) field trips (containing forms and behavior contracts); (12) rocketry (discussing a safety code); (13) viewing an eclipse (reviewing indirect and safe viewing techniques); (14) references (including sources on general and specific areas of safety); and (15) a teacher feedback form. (ML)
Descriptors: Accident Prevention, Botany, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Field Trips, Fire Protection, First Aid, Hazardous Materials, Laboratory Safety, Safety Education, School Safety, Science Education, Science Instruction, State Standards, Teaching Guides
New Jersey State Department of Education, Distribution Services, 225 W. State St., CN 500, Trenton, NJ 08625. ($3.75).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton. Div. of General Academic Education.
Identifiers: New Jersey