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Work in the Laboratory Index

How to work in a Science Laboratory: Laboratory Rules
How to use a Bunsen burner
Scientific Apparatus
The Measuring Cylinder
The pH Scale
Experiment to Test the pH of Different Solutions
The Cooling Curve of Water
Collecting Gases
The Preparation of Gases in the Laboratory

Work in the Laboratory Index

 

How to Work in a Laboratory

The laboratory is a classroom with a difference. You will find that in science classes you will receive lessons where you will work at your place on your bench. You will also find yourself doing practical work in the laboratory. In practical work we will be carrying out observations or doing experiments to test your ideas.

Practical work is interesting and you will learn to use the methods and equipment that a scientist uses.

Some of the experiments that you will do are very precise and delicate. Some of the chemicals and equipment that you will use could be dangerous if you do not use them properly. If you are careful, however, there will be no risk and the results of your investigations will be accurate.

During practical work you will carry out experiments and make observations.

So that your work in the laboratory is safe and interesting we have a number of rules in the laboratory. You will see they are not rules to stop you from enjoying science, they are rules which make sense.

 

WORK IN THE LABORATORY

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Laboratory Rules Quiz

 

Answers:

1. Do not enter a laboratory until asked by a teacher.

2. Put all coats in a clean, out of the way area.

3. Your bags should be put under the bench

4. Never run or shout in a laboratory.

5. Do not use the services (gas, water or electricity) unless you are told to.

6. Never eat or drink in a laboratory.

7. Wear a science overall when using chemicals.

8. Tie back  long hair during practical work.

9. Protect your eyes with safety spectacles when you boil liquids.

10. Put all solid waste in the plastic waste bin not in the sink.

11. Put broken glass in the metal waste bin.

12. Report all accidents immediately to your teacher.

13. Wash your hands after handling  chemicals.

14. Stop work immediately if you hear the fire alarm.

 

 

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