Exploring Safely: A Guide to Elementary Teachers

Exploring Safely: A Guide to Elementary Teachers

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Take the fear out of science lessons. This easy-to-digest book relieves many of the safety worries that come with teaching science in elementary school. The emphasis is on positive options for heading off potential hazzards, from handling special equipment to conducting field studies. Chapters cover: making safe work habits second nature to students; equipping your classroom for safety and convenience, including organizational systems for preparation, setup, and cleanup; choosing and culturing live plants and animals for classroom study; and working safely with electricitiy, chemicals, and volunteers. A special added ingredient: model forms that can be adapted for your needs, including permission slips and student contracts. Best of all, a wealth of anecdotes about what works, and what doesn't, in real-life classrooms makes Exploring Safely enjoyable to read as well as to reference.For example, put hand washing signs near live animal cages, and safetya€“goggle reminders near centers where ... and invite your students to think of how a rule you have just taught them would apply equally well to a situation at home.

Title:Exploring Safely: A Guide to Elementary Teachers
Author:Terry Kwan, Juliana Texley
Publisher:NSTA Press - 2002-01-01


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