Quick summary: The first part of this lesson is designed to be flipped so that students learn new content by watching a video in their own time. This strategy provides the opportunity for students to build their knowledge, attitudes and values by themselves, thereby freeing up class time for hands-on work. Furthermore, students learn how to be safe in a school lab so that science experiments can be conducted. They then create a poster that clearly communicates one lab safety rule.
- Students familiarise themselves with a school science lab
- Students understand the definition of a hazards
- Students build a list of science lab rules to avoid accidents during practicals sessions.
General capabilities: Critical and creative thinking, ICT.
Australian Curriculum content descriptions:
Year 7 Science
- Identify questions and problems that can be investigated scientifically and make predictions based on scientific knowledge (ACSIS124)
- In fair tests, measure and control variables, and select equipment to collect data with accuracy appropriate to the task (ACSIS126)
- Science and technology contribute to finding solutions to a range of contemporary issues; these solutions may impact on other areas of society and involve ethical considerations (ACSHE120)
Syllabus Outcomes: SC4-11PW, SC4-4WS, SC4-5WS, SC4-6WS.
Time needed: 75 minutes.
Level of teacher scaffolding: Low – allow students to explore the topic independently.
Resources required: Internet, laptops and earphones, Student Worksheet.
Key words: Science, Safety, Laboratory, Equipment, Hazard.
Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.