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Roy, Ken – Science Education International, 2006
More science laboratories are being built because of larger enrollments in academics and schools. There is an increase in hands-on/process science effected by the renewed interest in and priority of science education. New science curricula like Biotechnology and Advanced college type program courses are being introduced with the use of exotic…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Safety, Science Instruction, Legal Responsibility
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Roy, Ken – Science Education International, 2006
Science education is a changing landscape. Changes over the past ten years alone have been both evolutionary and revolutionary--Science Education Standards, new required assessments, science teacher certification issues, science teacher shortages and retirements, molecular approach to Biology, etc. These changes and issues range from…
Descriptors: Science Education History, Educational Change, Safety Education, Safety
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Roy, Ken – Science Education International, 2003
Explains the benefits and strengths of having safety checklists in science laboratories. Presents a checklist that reflects important components of safety that address many situations in school laboratories. (NB)
Descriptors: Laboratory Safety, Middle Schools, School Safety, Science Instruction
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Roy, Ken – Science Education International, 2002
Explains how to maintain biosafety in high school level biotechnology and microbiology courses. Focuses on laboratory skills, biohazard containment, and defense perimeters. (YDS)
Descriptors: Biotechnology, High Schools, Laboratory Safety, Microbiology
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Roy, Ken – Science Education International, 2001
Explains the reasons for allergies to latex gloves and includes suggestions for individuals at risk. (YDS)
Descriptors: Allergy, Elementary Secondary Education, Laboratory Safety, School Safety
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Roy, Ken – Science Education International, 2000
Explains that mercury is a dangerous substance to use in school science laboratories and gives several examples of mercury poisoning. Lists some precautions that should be taken in case of mercury spillage in the lab. Advocates using non-mercury laboratory equipment and limiting student access to mercury to prevent dangerous situations. (YDS)
Descriptors: Chemistry, Elementary Secondary Education, Hazardous Materials, Laboratory Safety
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Roy, Ken – Science Education International, 1999
Gives advice on the legal necessity of safety planning for school science (or other) laboratories. Recommends looking into governmental definitions of the term "laboratory" to determine which educational activities should be covered by safety planning. (WRM)
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Laboratory Procedures, Legal Responsibility