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Why is it important to follow lab safety procedures?

Common Core Standards 2017-2018 Print Unit 1
High School - Science - Chemistry I Pre-AP - Unit 1
The Laboratory
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Participating in chemistry experiments is a crucial part of a students understanding of this subject. This unit will ensure students have been taught common sense safety rules and regulations for working in the chemistry laboratory.  Students will also learn the correct procedures for accomplishing many common tasks in the lab.

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1.       Outline the steps of the scientific method.

2.       Form a valid hypothesis.

3.       Distinguish between a “law” and a “theory”.

4.       Identify the independent, dependent, and controlled variables in an experiment.

5.       Distinguish between experimental errors and mistakes.

6.       Describe the types of personal safety equipment used in a high school chemistry laboratory.

7.       Locate and know how to use the following safety equipment in a high school chemistry laboratory: eyewash, fume hood, safety shower, fire blanket, and fire extinguisher.

8.       Outline safe responses for administering first aid.

9.       Understand and practice safe laboratory techniques.

10.   Define the following terms related to chemical safety:  corrosive, toxic, irritant, carcinogenic, flammability, and radioactivity.

11.   Describe the purpose of and be able to read an MSDS Sheet.

12.   Read a simplified NFPA safety diamond.

13.   Identify and be able to state the function of common laboratory equipment.

14.   Differentiate between glassware that is “qualitative” and glassware that is “quantitative”.

15.   Identify the best piece of equipment to use in certain laboratory settings.

16.   Differentiate between qualitative and quantitative data.

17.   Define the terms accuracy and precision.

18.   Calculate the % error of an experimental value.

19.   Identify which pieces of equipment are more precise.

20.   Record data according to the appropriate number of significant figures.

 

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