ERIC Number: EJ722757
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Reference Count: N/A
Good, Messy, Frothing Fun. Teaching Problem-Based Lab Safety
Turner, Bethany; Shamsid-Deen, Katherine Khalilah
Science Scope, v28 n7 p10-13 Apr-May 2005
Lab safety is a critical component of any science class, but it is certainly not the most popular. This is especially true for younger students who are new to lab-based science classes. Educators must teach them about the dangers of unsafe lab behavior without scaring them away from the lab entirely or boring them to the point that they don't remember anything important. When the authors designed a lab safety module for their sixth-grade science class, they opted to make it as real and dramatic as possible so that the students would learn lab safety, see it as relevant to their lives, and recall it throughout the school year. The module is briefly described in this article.
Descriptors: Laboratory Safety, Science Instruction, Grade 6, Middle School Students, Problem Based Learning, Brainstorming
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Georgia