How Can We Find Out What Is in Water?
Science Safety Considerations
It is important that students always think about safety when conducting a science investigations. This slide may be used to review safety with the students prior to beginning.
- Always follow your district’s school safety guidelines.
- Have a clear understanding of the investigation in advance (practice any investigation with which you are not familiar before conducting with class).
- Make sure appropriate safety equipment (e.g., safety goggles) is available.
- Continually monitor the area where the investigation is being conducted.
Safety note: Caution students to use care when handling food coloring as it can permanently stain clothing, surfaces, and equipment.
- 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 Water Teacher’s Guide. Third edition. Baylor College of Medicine. ISBN: 978-1-888997-61-3.
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The Environment as a Context for Opportunities in Schools
Grant Numbers: 5R25ES010698, R25ES06932
Foundations for the Future: Capitalizing on Technology to Promote Equity, Access and Quality in Elementary Science Education