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Science Safety in Elementary Schools

Author(s): Michael Vu, MS

Safety Equipment for the Classroom

Some safety equipment should be found in every classroom, this includes a first aid kit, fire extinguisher, fire blanket, and eye wash. Safety gloves are also needed, though the specific type needed is not specified. Gardening gloves can be used for outdoors and latex gloves are typically used when handling various chemicals. If there are students with a latex allergy, vinyl or nitrile gloves may also be used. 

Rubber aprons may also need to be used depending on the type of investigation being conducted. Plastic or rubber apron is recommended as a canvas apron can absorb some types of chemicals.

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