They're Everywhere: Bacteria
Science Safety Considerations
Students always must think about safety when conducting science investigations. This slide may be used to review safety with your class prior to beginning the activity.
- Always school district and school science laboratory safety guidelines.
- Have a clear understanding of the investigation in advance.
- Practice any investigation with which you are not familiar before conducting it with the class.
- Make sure appropriate safety equipment, such as safety goggles, is available.
- Continually monitor the area where the investigation is being conducted.
- Do not let students test saliva, tears or any other body fluids.
- Do not let students open the petri dishes once they have been closed.
- Refer to the lesson PDF for proper disposal of materials.
- Dean R., M. Dean, and L. Motz. (2003). Safety in the Elementary Science Classroom. National Science Teachers Association.
- Moreno N., and B. Tharp. (2011). The Science of Food: Teacher’s Guide. Fourth edition. Baylor College of Medicine. ISBN: 978-1-888997-76-7.
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Funded by the following grant(s)
My Health My World: National Dissemination
Grant Number: 5R25ES009259
The Environment as a Context for Opportunities in Schools
Grant Number: 5R25ES010698, R25ES06932