CATEGORY: VCE 1 & 2, VCE 1 & 2 Biology, VCE 1 & 2 Chemistry, VCE 1 & 2 Environmental Science, VCE 1 & 2 Physics, Secondary, 7-8, 9-10

Safe Labs

Course Access: Lifetime
Course Overview

All students planning to attend any Ecolinc programs involving the use of our laboratories are required to complete this course prior to their day visit.  In this course, students will cover all the necessary aspects of laboratory safety during their time at Ecolinc.  When planning any work in a laboratory the risk of exposure to laboratory hazards is an important consideration.   This course is part of Ecolinc’s risk minimisation for student safety.

Background information

Science laboratory experiments allow students to gain practical experience and a better understanding of scientific concepts. Students need to understand personal safety procedures and how to ensure the safety of others in the laboratory

Year Level: Yrs 7-11

Prior knowledge

No prior knowledge is necessary.

Course Connections

This is a prerequisite for all onsite laboratory programs at Ecolinc.

Learning intentions

  1. Students understand the variety of hazards that laboratory work presents.
  2. Students will be able to apply safety principals to a series of imagined scenarios.

Estimated Duration: 20 minutes

Victorian Curriculum

Level 7/8 Science Inquiry

  • Collaboratively and individually plan and conduct a range of investigation types, including fieldwork and experiments, ensuring safety and ethical guidelines are followed (VCSIS108)

Course Creator: Jo Tate

Video Production: David Tait

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