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6 Science Lab Safety Tips from Worthington Direct

For many students, time spent in the science lab is the highlight of the school day. After all, there is nothing like the exhilarating thrill of discovery that hands-on science activities provide. Of course, science labs have their fair share of hazards–toxic chemicals, fire sources, sharp instruments, and more. It is crucial, then, to have good safety practices in place.

Even when following all safety protocols and procedures, though, accidents can and do happen in the lab. Chemicals get spilled, mixtures react, and things catch fire. This is why science lab safety stations and emergency equipment are an important part of any lab. Here are some tips to make the most of your safety station.

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Science Lab Safety Tips to Remember

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School science labs supply students with a unique hands-on learning experience.

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While labs allow students to experience the fascinating world of discovery, they also place them in situations that have the potential to become dangerous. The use of toxic chemicals and fire makes safety in the science lab a subject every teacher must address. The tips provided below can help students stay safe while exploring the world of science.

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Quicksand Science Experiment

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Looking for a new experiment for your science classroom?   The Keeping Science Real team from Diversified Woodcrafts has created another practical and entertaining video demonstrating an experiment with quicksand.  The experiment is simple and you only need cornstarch, water, and a mobile science desk so the whole class can see.  Oh, and you will need a toy horse to sink, naming him Artax is optional.  Enjoy the experiment and pass it along


Einstein Fellowship for Classroom Teachers

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The Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship Program offers current public or private elementary and secondary mathematics, technology, and science classroom teachers with demonstrated excellence in teaching an opportunity to serve in the national public policy arena. Fellows provide practical insight in establishing and operating education programs. Fellowships increase understanding, communication, and cooperation between legislative and executive branches and the science, mathematics, and technology. education community.

If you know a teacher that excels behind their science lab tablecomputer table or can spends hours working a formula on a dry erase board, suggest that they take their expertise to Capital Hill. 


Albert Einstein Fellows bring to Congress and appropriate branches of the federal government the extensive knowledge and experience of classroom teachers. They provide practical insights and “real world” perspectives to policy makers and program managers developing or managing educational programs. During the Fellowship, each Einstein Fellow receives a monthly stipend of $6000.00 plus a $1000.00 monthly cost of living allowance. In addition, there is a moving/relocation allowance as well as a professional travel allowance.
Deadline for application is January 13, 2010.




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