Inquiring Safely : A Guide for Middle School Teachers.

By: Kwan, TerryContributor(s): Texley, JulianaPublisher: Arlington, VA : National Science Teachers Association, 2003Copyright date: ©2003Description: 1 online resource (193 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781935155959Subject(s): Science -- Study and teaching (Middle school);Science rooms and equipment -- Safety measures.;Laboratories -- Safety measuresGenre/Form: Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Inquiring Safely : A Guide for Middle School TeachersDDC classification: 507/.1/2 LOC classification: Q181.K885 2003Online resources: Click to View
Contents:
Intro -- Contents -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Author Biographies -- About the Contributing Editor -- CHAPTER 1 -- Setting the Scene -- Basic Rules for a Safer Science Classroom -- Middle School-Home of the Brave -- Share the Adventure and the Responsibility -- The Schedule's the Thing -- The Teachable Moment -- Less Is Better -- The Best-Laid Plans -- For Whom the Bell Tolls -- Homework Happens -- Say It Again, Sam -- Midden Heap or Laboratory? -- A Reputation for Excellence -- Set High Expectations -- CHAPTER 2 -- Communities of Learners -- Promoting Safety for Every Student -- Science for All -- Least Restrictive Environments -- A Special Set of Eyes -- Listen Up -- Accommodating Learning Disabilities -- Atoms Aren't All That Jiggles -- Learning English -- To Your Good Health -- A Little Help from Your Friends -- Treasuring Diversity -- CHAPTER 3 -- Where Science Happens -- Equipping Your Lab for Safety -- Making Room for Science -- Space and Class Size-Keys to Safety -- All on the Same Team -- Building for the Future -- Behind the Labels -- Let the Sunshine In -- Fire Protection -- A Partnership with Your Student Scientists -- Power Up -- Furniture and Fixtures -- Signs and Symbols -- Bricks and Mortar -- CHAPTER 4 -- Finders Keepers -- Essentials of Safer Storage -- The Stuff of Science -- Recycled Quarters -- Scope Creep -- Safety by Design -- Lock Them Up -- Age Discrimination -- Material Safety Data Sheets -- The Itinerant Teacher -- Backpack Facts -- Chemicals: Yours for Life -- Some Rules of Disposal -- You May Need a Meeting -- Be Ruthless-Be Smart -- Absence Makes the Lab Grow Sounder -- Your Second Home -- CHAPTER 5 -- Lively Science -- Live Organisms Are Worth the Work -- The Perfect Time and Place -- Life Science Is about Living Things -- Greenhouses, Animal Rooms, Outdoor Facilities, and Other Special Places.
Harnessing Energy -- Your Classroom as an Ecosystem -- Pick a Critter -- Bacteria -- Protists -- Fungi -- Plants -- Invertebrates -- Fish -- Amphibians -- Reptiles -- Snake Escape! -- Birds -- Mammals -- Rabbits, Hamsters, and Guinea Pigs -- Escape and Release -- A Home of Their Own -- Students as Living Laboratories -- The Dissection Dilemma -- In the Supply Closet -- Pets from Home -- Sensitive Topics in the Life Science Curriculum -- It's Not All in the Genes -- Evolution -- Sex Education -- CHAPTER 6 -- Modern Alchemy -- Safer Teaching with Chemistry -- The Magic of Chemistry -- Stay Close to Home -- Small Is Better -- Corral Your Stock -- No Wiggle Room -- Tools of the Trade -- Geared Up for Safety -- Things That Go Boom -- Dangerous Living Through Chemistry -- The (Not So) Sweet Smell of Success -- The Art of Faculty Cooperation -- Attitude Is Everything -- CHAPTER 7 -- Striking Gold -- Adventures with Earth and Space Sciences -- Earth-Shaking Science -- An Earth and Space Science Room Is Anywhere You Find It -- Rock and Roll -- Managing Equipment -- The Dirt on Dirt -- Wet and Wild -- Seeing Stars -- In the Field -- Golden Opportunities -- CHAPTER 8 -- Falling for Science -- Physical Science May Be Simpler Than You Think -- Getting in the Swing -- Perpetual Motion -- Managing Equipment -- Sights and Sounds -- Charge Ahead -- What's Inside -- The Computer Age -- Expert Advice -- CHAPTER 9 -- The Great Outdoors -- Field Trips Near and Far -- Classroom Limits -- A Journey of a Thousand Miles … -- Twenty-Minute Field Trips -- Be Prepared -- How Are You Going to Get There? -- Museums, Zoos, and More -- Outdoor Sites -- We Have Met the Enemy and They Are Us -- Water, Water Everywhere -- An Animal's Home Is Its Castle -- Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, and Thyme -- The Sun Also Rises -- What's the Weather? -- Equipment and Supplies -- Overnights.
Permissions -- Special Needs -- Take Nothing but Pictures, Leave Nothing but Footprints -- Classrooms Without Walls -- CHAPTER 10 -- The Kitchen Sink -- A Potpourri of Safety Tips -- Persistent Problems -- The Not-So-Magic Carpet -- The Class Menagerie -- Heavy Metal Is More Than Loud Music -- Potable Water -- Keeping Clean -- First Aid -- Standard (Universal) Precautions -- Use and Disposal of Sharps -- The Latex Connection -- Red Means Stop, Green Means Go-Or Do They? -- The Scientific Gourmet -- No Cooking, No Eating -- Nut Allergies -- Dress of the Day -- Eyewear -- Pregnancies -- The Internet Connection -- Picture This -- Privacy vs Public Access -- E.T. Phone Home-or E-Mail -- Crisis Prevention and Response -- Planning for the Future -- Adolescent Wit and Wisdom -- CHAPTER 11 -- Live Long and Prosper -- And Remember You Are Responsible -- Four Ps for Professionals -- Broadening Your Definition of Safety -- A Diversity of Needs -- Look at Me-Talk to Me -- Volunteer Help -- Substitute Teachers, Interns, and Student Teachers -- Guests and Others -- Warm Welcome -- Legal Responsibilities -- The Jargon -- The Best Defense -- Insurance -- Take Heart -- Conclusion -- 1 Setting the Scene -- 2 Communities of Learners -- 3 Where Science Happens -- 4 Finders Keepers -- 5 Lively Science -- 6 Modern Alchemy -- 7 Striking Gold -- 8 Falling for Science -- 9 The Great Outdoors -- 10 The Kitchen Sink -- 11 Live Long and Prosper -- References -- Websites -- Appendix A -- Chemicals to Go-Candidates for Disposal -- Appendix B -- NSTA Position Statement on Safety -- Safety and School Science Instruction -- Preamble -- Rationale -- Declarations -- References -- Authors -- Appendix C -- American Chemical Society Safety Guidelines -- Chemical Safety for Teachers and Their Supervisors: Grades 7-12 -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L.
M -- N -- O -- P -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y -- Z.
Summary: Not your average safety guide, Inquiring Safely is a uniquely readable resource from experienced teachers who know both middle school science content and how middle school students behave. The authors go beyond the standard rules and regulations to discuss safety concepts in the context of real classrooms-and to help you make students your partners-in-safety within an inquiry-based science curriculum.
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Intro -- Contents -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Author Biographies -- About the Contributing Editor -- CHAPTER 1 -- Setting the Scene -- Basic Rules for a Safer Science Classroom -- Middle School-Home of the Brave -- Share the Adventure and the Responsibility -- The Schedule's the Thing -- The Teachable Moment -- Less Is Better -- The Best-Laid Plans -- For Whom the Bell Tolls -- Homework Happens -- Say It Again, Sam -- Midden Heap or Laboratory? -- A Reputation for Excellence -- Set High Expectations -- CHAPTER 2 -- Communities of Learners -- Promoting Safety for Every Student -- Science for All -- Least Restrictive Environments -- A Special Set of Eyes -- Listen Up -- Accommodating Learning Disabilities -- Atoms Aren't All That Jiggles -- Learning English -- To Your Good Health -- A Little Help from Your Friends -- Treasuring Diversity -- CHAPTER 3 -- Where Science Happens -- Equipping Your Lab for Safety -- Making Room for Science -- Space and Class Size-Keys to Safety -- All on the Same Team -- Building for the Future -- Behind the Labels -- Let the Sunshine In -- Fire Protection -- A Partnership with Your Student Scientists -- Power Up -- Furniture and Fixtures -- Signs and Symbols -- Bricks and Mortar -- CHAPTER 4 -- Finders Keepers -- Essentials of Safer Storage -- The Stuff of Science -- Recycled Quarters -- Scope Creep -- Safety by Design -- Lock Them Up -- Age Discrimination -- Material Safety Data Sheets -- The Itinerant Teacher -- Backpack Facts -- Chemicals: Yours for Life -- Some Rules of Disposal -- You May Need a Meeting -- Be Ruthless-Be Smart -- Absence Makes the Lab Grow Sounder -- Your Second Home -- CHAPTER 5 -- Lively Science -- Live Organisms Are Worth the Work -- The Perfect Time and Place -- Life Science Is about Living Things -- Greenhouses, Animal Rooms, Outdoor Facilities, and Other Special Places.

Harnessing Energy -- Your Classroom as an Ecosystem -- Pick a Critter -- Bacteria -- Protists -- Fungi -- Plants -- Invertebrates -- Fish -- Amphibians -- Reptiles -- Snake Escape! -- Birds -- Mammals -- Rabbits, Hamsters, and Guinea Pigs -- Escape and Release -- A Home of Their Own -- Students as Living Laboratories -- The Dissection Dilemma -- In the Supply Closet -- Pets from Home -- Sensitive Topics in the Life Science Curriculum -- It's Not All in the Genes -- Evolution -- Sex Education -- CHAPTER 6 -- Modern Alchemy -- Safer Teaching with Chemistry -- The Magic of Chemistry -- Stay Close to Home -- Small Is Better -- Corral Your Stock -- No Wiggle Room -- Tools of the Trade -- Geared Up for Safety -- Things That Go Boom -- Dangerous Living Through Chemistry -- The (Not So) Sweet Smell of Success -- The Art of Faculty Cooperation -- Attitude Is Everything -- CHAPTER 7 -- Striking Gold -- Adventures with Earth and Space Sciences -- Earth-Shaking Science -- An Earth and Space Science Room Is Anywhere You Find It -- Rock and Roll -- Managing Equipment -- The Dirt on Dirt -- Wet and Wild -- Seeing Stars -- In the Field -- Golden Opportunities -- CHAPTER 8 -- Falling for Science -- Physical Science May Be Simpler Than You Think -- Getting in the Swing -- Perpetual Motion -- Managing Equipment -- Sights and Sounds -- Charge Ahead -- What's Inside -- The Computer Age -- Expert Advice -- CHAPTER 9 -- The Great Outdoors -- Field Trips Near and Far -- Classroom Limits -- A Journey of a Thousand Miles … -- Twenty-Minute Field Trips -- Be Prepared -- How Are You Going to Get There? -- Museums, Zoos, and More -- Outdoor Sites -- We Have Met the Enemy and They Are Us -- Water, Water Everywhere -- An Animal's Home Is Its Castle -- Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, and Thyme -- The Sun Also Rises -- What's the Weather? -- Equipment and Supplies -- Overnights.

Permissions -- Special Needs -- Take Nothing but Pictures, Leave Nothing but Footprints -- Classrooms Without Walls -- CHAPTER 10 -- The Kitchen Sink -- A Potpourri of Safety Tips -- Persistent Problems -- The Not-So-Magic Carpet -- The Class Menagerie -- Heavy Metal Is More Than Loud Music -- Potable Water -- Keeping Clean -- First Aid -- Standard (Universal) Precautions -- Use and Disposal of Sharps -- The Latex Connection -- Red Means Stop, Green Means Go-Or Do They? -- The Scientific Gourmet -- No Cooking, No Eating -- Nut Allergies -- Dress of the Day -- Eyewear -- Pregnancies -- The Internet Connection -- Picture This -- Privacy vs Public Access -- E.T. Phone Home-or E-Mail -- Crisis Prevention and Response -- Planning for the Future -- Adolescent Wit and Wisdom -- CHAPTER 11 -- Live Long and Prosper -- And Remember You Are Responsible -- Four Ps for Professionals -- Broadening Your Definition of Safety -- A Diversity of Needs -- Look at Me-Talk to Me -- Volunteer Help -- Substitute Teachers, Interns, and Student Teachers -- Guests and Others -- Warm Welcome -- Legal Responsibilities -- The Jargon -- The Best Defense -- Insurance -- Take Heart -- Conclusion -- 1 Setting the Scene -- 2 Communities of Learners -- 3 Where Science Happens -- 4 Finders Keepers -- 5 Lively Science -- 6 Modern Alchemy -- 7 Striking Gold -- 8 Falling for Science -- 9 The Great Outdoors -- 10 The Kitchen Sink -- 11 Live Long and Prosper -- References -- Websites -- Appendix A -- Chemicals to Go-Candidates for Disposal -- Appendix B -- NSTA Position Statement on Safety -- Safety and School Science Instruction -- Preamble -- Rationale -- Declarations -- References -- Authors -- Appendix C -- American Chemical Society Safety Guidelines -- Chemical Safety for Teachers and Their Supervisors: Grades 7-12 -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L.

M -- N -- O -- P -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y -- Z.

Not your average safety guide, Inquiring Safely is a uniquely readable resource from experienced teachers who know both middle school science content and how middle school students behave. The authors go beyond the standard rules and regulations to discuss safety concepts in the context of real classrooms-and to help you make students your partners-in-safety within an inquiry-based science curriculum.

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