ERIC Number: ED301424
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Safety First in Science Teaching. Revised.
North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Div. of Science.
Safety is a very important consideration for science teachers at all levels. Hazardous conditions exist wherever science is taught, whether indoors or outdoors. Many feel that it is important for safety instruction to be an integral part of any science program if teachers are to provide the safest possible environment for their students. Since the courts have become more sensitive to the well-being of the individual, school personnel should accept the safety of each student as one of their major responsibilities. Teachers should know the appropriate steps to take in case of an accident or emergency and be aware of the potential hazards associated with any hands-on activity. This document is designed to serve as a resource for teachers and administrators who are responsible for the safety of students in a science program. It includes topics thought to be essential and pertinent to the various types of science or science related courses offered in elementary and secondary schools. Discussions include legal issues and recommendations, safety in the school science laboratory, the management of chemicals, and safety in school science classes indoors and outdoors. A bibliography of 78 articles, books, catalogs, government publications, and dissertations is included. (CW)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners; Administrators
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Div. of Science.
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