Safety in Science Classroom

Safety in an informal science learning environment and the elementary classroom

  • Any inquiry-based learning environment is a great place to be, but it is not a place for rough-housing or running around
  • Review all potential activities with an eye for safety
  • Create an environment that is FUN and SAFE by communicating safety rules and having a plan of action in the unlikely event of an accident
  • Have safety equipment on hand, including goggles, if needed. 

For more information click on any of the links below:

Safety in the Elementary School science classroom. Lots of informaiton here. From the Council of State Science Supervisors  http://www.csss-science.org/downloads/scisaf_cal.pdf

Safety in the Science Classroom. From NSTA (National Science Teachers Association)

Science Lab Safety Rules. Includes a quiz for students! More focused on a high school learning evironment.

Safety in an informal or community learning environment from the American Chemical Society, so it has an emphasis on activities involving chemicals.


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