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Using Goggles and Gloves

Using Goggles and Gloves

TEKS Objective

The student is expected to use safety equipment, 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
www.allaboutvision.com

Signature Lesson

Investigating Safety, Grade 5: Ohio Department of Education (PDF) - Students observe a demonstration about safety equipment, use different science equipment, including safety goggles and gloves, and create guidelines to reinforce safe practices in the science laboratory. 

Students also create a safety rubric for use throughout the school year.

Investigating Safety, Grade 5
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, 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, 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

Assessment Ideas

Challenge students to write in their science notebooks different scenarios for which safety goggles would be needed in the science classroom. Answers might include using chemicals, working with sand and other small particles, dealing with projectiles like rockets, etc.

Literature Connections

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

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

Safe Not Sorry! Chemical Safety Activity Handbook. Gertz, Susan E. (ISBN-13: 978-1883822521)

Related Science TEKS

(5.1A) Science Safety
The student is expected to demonstrate safe practices and the use of safety equipment as described in the Texas Safety Standards during classroom and outdoor investigations.

(5.1B) Recycling/Disposal of Science Materials
The student is expected to make informed choices in the conservation, disposal, and recycling of materials.

(5.2A) Design/Conduct Experiment with One Variable
The student is expected describe, plan, and implement simple experimental investigations testing one variable.

(5.2B) Ask Questions, Formulate a Hypothesis
The student is expected to ask well-defined questions, formulate testable hypotheses, and select and use appropriate equipment and technology.

(5.2C) Collect Data
The student is expected to collect information by detailed observations and accurate measuring.

(5.2D) Analyze Evidence and Explain
The student is expected analyze and interpret information to construct reasonable explanations from direct (observable) and indirect (inferred) evidence.

(5.2F) Communicate Conclusions
The student is expected communicate valid conclusions in both written and verbal forms.

(5.2G) Graphs, Tables, Charts
The student is expected construct appropriate simple graphs, tables, maps, and charts using technology, including computers, to organize, examine, and evaluate information.

Related Math TEKS

5.12B    The student is expected to use experimental results to make predictions.

5.14D    The student is expected to use tools such as real objects, manipulatives, and technology to solve problems.

5.15A    The student is expected to explain and record observations using objects, words, pictures, numbers, and technology.

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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