Describing Safe Practices
The student is expected to describe the importance of safe practices.
The student conducts classroom and outdoor investigations following home and school safety procedures.
Science Safety in Elementary Schools: BioEd Online (video) - Online presentation covering classroom safety practices, particularly during students’ science investigations. Includes information about key safety equipment and strategies for setting up a safety object wall.
Safety Equipment and Supplies: Charles A. Dana Center (PDF) - Detailed information about a wide variety of safety equipment that may be needed in a science classroom.
Science Safety Procedures, Grade One: Ohio Department of Education (PDF) - Students learn and describe the importance of safe practices by role-playing and modeling safe practices used in scientific investigations. This lesson can be easily adapted for 2nd grade.
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- Additional Resources
Clean It Up: PBS (website) - Students compare hand-cleaning methods (paper towel v. soap and water) and learn why it is important to wash their hands when working with soil.
Elaboration Lessons and Extensions
Why do We Need Rules? Region 20 Texas Education Service Center (PDF) - Students discuss and explain why rules are important in schools.
Milli’s Safety Tips: American Chemical Society (PDF) - Assign each student a safety tip from Milli’s list and have students draw pictures in their journals illustrating the safety tip “in action.”
Healthy Me: Fun Ways to Develop Good Health and Safety Habits. O’Brien-Palmer, M. (ISBN-13: 978-1556523595)
First Aid for You. Weber, Rebecca. (ISBN-13: 978-0756509262)
Safety. Gogerly, Liz. (ISBN-13: 978-0778741206)
Preventing Injuries: Safe Kids USA (website) - A wealth of safety information for students, covering everything from basic safety practices and facts sheets to activities you can adapt for any grade level.