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Using Goggles and Gloves

Using Goggles and Gloves

TEKS Objective

The student is expected to use safety equipment as appropriate, including safety goggles and gloves.

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Essential Understanding

The student knows how to use a variety of tools and methods to conduct science inquiry.

Science Background

Safety Glasses and Goggles: All About Vision (website) - Safety goggles are important tools when conducting elementary science.  Learn more about the standards that are required for these goggles.

Safety Glasses and Goggles
All About Vision, www.allaboutvision.com

Signature Lesson

Science Safety is Elementary, Grade 3: Ohio Department of Education (PDF) - Students will discuss science safety, identify and apply basic science safety procedures, and use appropriate classroom safety equipment. They will decide which of their five senses would need to be protected in different situations (personal safety) and identify precautions necessary to avoid hazards in the classroom (classroom safety).

Science Safety is Elementary, Grade 3
Ohio Department of Education, ims.ode.state.oh.us

Supporting Lessons

Safety in the Laboratory: Federal Way (WA) Public Schools (Word Document) - Students observe, discuss and record the uses and location of various safety equipment, including goggles and eye wash stations.

Safety in the Laboratory
Federal Way (WA) Public Schools, http://schools.fwps.org

Lab Safety Station Activity: Orange County Public Schools (pdf) - Students rotate through a series of stations, each with a lab safety question.

Lab Safety Station Activity
Orange County Public Schools, www.ocps.net

Elaboration Lessons and Extensions

Safety in the Lab Mini Posters: Federal Way (WA) Public Schools (PDF) - Student groups are assigned different safety rules, and then work collaboratively to produce a safety posters that summarize the intent and importance of those rules.

Safety in the Lab Mini Posters
Federal Way (WA) Public Schools, http://schools.fwps.org

Lab Safety Station Activity: Orange County Public Schools (pdf) - Students rotate through a series of stations, each with a lab safety question.

Lab Safety Station Activity
Orange County Public Schools, www.ocps.net

Assessment Ideas

Sid the Science Kid: PBS (website) - Interactive site that informs students about a variety of science careers while they select safety equipment and tools that are appropriate for scientists in different fields.

Sid the Science Kid
PBS, www.pbskids.org

Literature Connections

Goggles! Keats, Ezra Jack (ISBN-13: 978-0140564402)

Big Book of Safety for Young Children. Barden, Cindy (ISBN-13: 978-1564179746)

Safe No Sorry! Terrific Science Press (ISBN-13: 978-1883822521)

Related Science TEKS

(3.1A) Science Safety
The student is expected to demonstrate safe practices as described in the Texas Safety Standards during classroom and outdoor investigations, including observing a schoolyard habitat.

(3.1B) Recycling/Disposal of Science Materials
The student is expected to make informed choices in the use and conservation of natural resources by recycling or reusing materials such as paper, aluminum cans, and plastics.

(3.2A) Plan and Implement Descriptive Investigation
The student is expected to plan and implement descriptive investigations, including asking and answering questions, making inferences, and selecting and using equipment or technology needed, to solve a specific problem in the natural world.

(3.2B) Collect Data
The student is expected to collect data by observing and measuring using the metric system and recognize differences between observed and measured data.

(3.2C) Graphs, Tables, Charts
The student is expected to construct maps, graphic organizers, simple tables, charts, and bar graphs using tools and current technology to organize, examine, and evaluate measured data.

(3.2D) Analyze Evidence and Explain
The student is expected to analyze and interpret patterns in data to construct reasonable explanations based on evidence from investigations.

(3.2E) Value of Repeated Experiments
The student is expected to demonstrate that repeated investigations may increase the reliability of results.

(3.2F) Communicate Conclusions
The student is expected to communicate valid conclusions supported by data in writing, by drawing pictures, and through verbal discussion.

(3.4A) Tools for Collecting and Analyzing Information
The student is expected to collect, record, and analyze information using tools, including microscopes, cameras, computers, hand lenses, metric rulers, Celsius thermometers, wind vanes, rain gauges, pan balances, graduated cylinders, beakers, spring scales, hot plates, meter sticks, compasses, magnets, collecting nets, notebooks, sound recorders, and Sun, Earth, and Moon system models; timing devices, including clocks and stopwatches; and materials to support observation of habitats of organisms such as terrariums and aquariums.

(3.4B) Safety Equipment
The student is expected to use safety equipment as appropriate, including safety goggles and gloves.

Related Math TEKS

3.13A    The student is expected to collect, organize, record, and display data in pictographs and bar graphs where each picture or cell might represent more than one piece of data.

3.13B    The student is expected to interpret information from pictographs and bar graphs.

Additional Resources

Texas Safety Standards: Charles A. Dana Center (website) - A guide to the laws, regulations and safety procedures for classroom, lab, and field investigations in Texas schools.

Texas Safety Standards
Charles A. Dana Center, www.utdanacenter.org

Science Facilities Standards: Charles A. Dana Center (website) - This manual, for teachers and administrators at Texas schools, describes required standards for facilities in which teaching lab and field investigations will be conducted.

Science Facilities Standards
Charles A. Dana Center, www.utdanacenter.org

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