What did you learn about lab safety rules by playing the escape room?
What is the most important rule when working in a science lab?
- Wear safety goggles
- Be careful
- Put on your lab coat
- Be quiet
What should you do if you don't understand the lab instructions?
- Raise your hand and ask your teacher for help
- Start the lab anyway
- Copy your neighbor's work
- Leave the lab
Why do we need to wear safety goggles in a science lab?
- To protect your eyes
- To look cool
- To keep your hair out of your eyes
- To keep your clothes clean
Did you know?
Lab safety rules help to reduce the chance of an experiment going wrong and causing danger to people in the laboratory. Lab safety rules are so important that they are even mentioned in the Hippocratic Oath, which all doctors have to swear. The first lab safety rules were created in 1891 by a Harvard University professor.
Escape the Science Lab!
Your mission: Help the Grade 8 Science class escape the lab! They must complete 3 challenges related to lab safety rules in order to escape. Challenge 1: Identify the correct safety equipment found in the lab Challenge 2: Recognise the safety symbols in science Challenge 3: Follow the proper protocol for cleaning up. Will you be able to help the Grade 8 class escape the lab and learn important lab safety rules? Good luck!
What lab safety rules do you think are the most important and why?
Question: Create an escape room scenario for grade 8 science based on lab safety rules. Clues: • Think about the safety rules for grade 8 science that the participants must remember in the escape room. • Start with a storyline and add challenges and puzzles to the escape room • Include a way for the participants to 'escape' the room. In pairs: Select and solve one of the tasks: A. Work together in pairs to draw your escape room scenario. B. Explain the safety rules that the participants must remember in the escape room.