Science - Lab Safety & Equipment

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  1. List five lab safety rules you should adhere to when working in the lab
    1. Do not enter the lab without permission

    2. Do not use any equipment unless allowed to do so by the teacher

    3. Never rush around the lab

    4. Always wear eye protection or gloves 

    5. Long hair must be tied back during practical classes

    6. Place your bag and coat safely out of the way

    7. Nothing should be eaten, tasted or drunk in the lab

    8. Any cut, burn or other accident must be reported at once to your teacher

    9. All equipment should be cleaned and put back in its correct place after use

    10. Always wash your hands after practical work

    11. Make sure you know exactly what you are supposed to do.  If in doubt, ask your teacher
  2. Identify the following safety symbol

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    Toxic
  3. What is the meaning of this safety symbol?


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    Substances which can cause death if they are swallowed, breathed in or absorbed through the skin eg. weedkiller
  4. Identify the following safety symbol

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    Harmful or Irritant
  5. What is the meaning of this safety symbol?

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    Substances which should not be eaten, breathed in or handled without gloves.  They may cause a rash, sickness or an allergic reaction
  6. Identify the following safety symbol

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    Oxidising
  7. What is the meaning of this safety symbol?

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    Substances which may produce heat when they react with other substances, particularly flammable substances eg. hair bleach
  8. Identify the following safety symbol

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    Flammable
  9. What is the meaning of this safety symbol?

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    Substances which easily catch fire eg. petrol
  10. Identify the following safety symbol

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    Corrosive
  11. What is the meaning of this safety symbol?

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    Substances which attack and destroy living tissue, including skin and eyes eg. oven cleaner
  12. Identify the following safety symbol

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    Explosive
  13. What is the meaning of this safety symbol?

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    Substances may explode if ignited in air or exposed to heat.  A sudden shock or friction may also cause an explosion
  14. Identify the following piece of lab equipment

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    Beaker
  15. What is the function of a beaker?

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    This is a container for stirring, mixing and heating liquids
  16. Identify the following piece of lab equipment

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    Conical Flask
  17. What is the function of a conical flask?

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    This is used for mixing liquids that can be stirred and swirled without the risk of spilling
  18. Identify the following piece of lab equipment

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    Round bottomed flask
  19. What is the function of a round bottomed flask?

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    This is used for heating and boiling a liquid
  20. Identify the following piece of lab equipment

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    Test Tube
  21. What is the function of a test tube?

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    This is used to hold small amounts of substances for experiments
  22. Identify the following piece of lab equipment

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    Test Tube Rack
  23. What is the function of a test tube rack?

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    This is used to holding a test tube when it is to hot or should not be touched
  24. Identify the following piece of lab equipment

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    Burette
  25. What is the function of a burette?

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    This is used to deliver accurate quantities and measurements of a liquid
  26. Identify the following piece of lab equipment

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    Graduated Cylinder
  27. What is the function of a graduated cylinder?

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    This is used to measure the volume of a liquid
  28. Identify the following piece of lab equipment

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    Funnel
  29. What is the function of a funnel?

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    This is used for guiding liquid or powder into a small opening
  30. Identify the following piece of lab equipment

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    Evaporating Dish
  31. What is the function of an evaporating dish?

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    This is used to heat liquids over a bunsen burner so that they will evaporate
  32. Identify the following piece of lab equipment

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    Bunsen Burner
  33. What is the function of a bunsen burner?

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    This produces a gas flame for heating different liquids
  34. Identify the following piece of lab equipment

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    Retort Stand
  35. What is the function of a retort stand?

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    This is used to hold test tubes and other equipment
  36. Identify the following piece of lab equipment

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    Tripod
  37. What is the function of a tripod?

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    This is a three legged piece of equipment used to hold beakers and flasks during experiments
  38. Identify the following piece of lab equipment

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    Wire Gauze
  39. What is the function of a wire gauze?

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    This is placed on top of the tripod to allow an object to be slowly heated
  40. Identify the following piece of lab equipment

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    Thermometer
  41. What is the function of a thermometer?

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    This is used to measure how hot or cold an object is
  42. Identify the following piece of lab equipment

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    Tongs
  43. What is the function of the tongs?

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    This is used to handle hot beakers
  44. Identify the following piece of lab equipment

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    Stirring Rod
  45. What is the function of the stirring rod?

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    This is used to mix chemicals and liquids
  46. Identify the following piece of lab equipment

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    Balance
  47. What is the function of a balance?

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    This is used to measure an objects mass

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Science - Lab Safety & Equipment
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2016-05-02 16:19:22
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