• Safety Rules for the Science Lab

    1. Conduct yourself in a responsible manner at all times in the science lab. Horseplay, practical jokes, and pranks will not be tolerated.
    2. Follow all written and verbal instructions carefully. Ask your teacher if you do not understand the instructions.
    3. Do not touch equipment, supplies, animals, or other materials in the lab without teacher permission.
    4. Perform only authorized and approved experiments.
    5. Never eat, drink, chew gum, or taste anything that is in the science room.
    6. Keep hands away from face, eyes, and mouth while using science materials, animals, or chemicals. Wash your hands upon completion of an experiment.
    7. Wear safety goggles when instructed. Never remove safety goggles during an experiment. No exceptions!!!
    8. Keep your work area and the science room neat and clean. Keep only necessary materials on the worktable during an experiment.
    9. Clean all work areas and equipment at the end of an experiment. Return all equipment clean and dry to the supply boxes.
    10. Follow your teacher’s instructions to dispose of any waste materials in any experiment.
    11. Report any accidents (fire, spill, breakage, injury, etc.) to your teacher immediately.
    12. Consider all chemicals in the science lab to be dangerous. Do not taste or smell anything unless instructed to do so.
    13. Always carry a microscope with both hands. Hold the arm with one hand and the other hand under the base.
    14. Never open storage cabinets or enter any areas without teacher permission.
    15. Do not remove any supplies from the science lab without teacher permission.
    16. Handle all glassware with care. Never pick up hot or broken glassware with your bare hands.
    17. Use extreme caution when using matches, a burner, or a hot plate. Only light burners when instructed to do so. Do not put anything into a flame without being specifically instructed to do so. Do not leave a lit burner unattended.
    18. Dress properly-long hair must be tied back, no dangling jewelry, and no loose or baggy clothing. Wear aprons when instructed.
    19. Learn where safety equipment is located and how to use it. Know where the exit is and what to do in case of an emergency or fire drill.