Subject: Health Science
1. Topic-
Lab Safety
2. Content-
Safe practices in the lab, identify potential hazards in the lab, symbols used in the lab
vocabulary: flammable, corrosive, inhalation, thermal
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1.Students to gain knowledge of the importance of practicing safe handling of lab equipment.
2.Students show understanding of usage of lab equipment.
4. Objectives-
1.Student will demonstrate safe practices in the classroom lab setting.
2.Student will identify potential hazards in the lab.
3.Student will know location of safety equipment
5. Materials and Aids-
safety goggles, heat-resistant gloves, fire extinguisher, DVD player and projector, quiz, dry erase board and markers
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1.Gain prior knowledge of what student's already know by getting them in groups to discuss what they remember from previous science labs.
2.Give students examples of dangerous events that could and have occurred in classroom science labs.

B. Development-

1.Show students proper safety supplies such as goggles and heat-resistant gloves-show how to properly apply them.
2.Show video of science safety and how this is applied to our classroom.
3.Take students in pairs around the lab to identify potential hazards and where safety equipment is located such as the fire extinguishers and exits.

C. Practice-

1.As students are taken around the lab they must identify potential hazards.
2.Instructor with show them how to properly apply goggles and gloves and have them show that they understand by showing a return demonstration.

D. Independent Practice-

Students will work in groups to put on a play or write a song to show they understand lab safety and where safety equipment is located.

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

1.Students who cannot act out a play can write a song to go along with lab safety.
2.They can also have the opportunity to identify unsafe practices in a cartoon drawing. This will allow them to recognize what is unsafe in the lab.

F. Checking for understanding-

1.Instructor will have a student dress inappropriately for a lab setting and other students have to identify what that student is doing wrong.
2.Students will have a short quiz to check for understanding of lab safety.
3.Students will read and sign safety contract and sign with parent and teacher.

G. Closure-

Students will be given a chance to perform their play of lab safety or sing their song in their groups as a way to better understand the concept of lab safety.
7. Evaluation-
1.Teacher will closely monitor students as they engage in lab activities throughout the year.
2.Students will be periodically tested on their knowledge of lab safety so they will always be aware of the importance of lab safety.

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