New Jersey State Department of Education, Distribution Services, 225 W. State St., CN 500, Trenton, NJ 08625. ($3.75).
Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Based on the principle that safety education should be a vital component in science instruction, this manual was designed to assist elementary teachers in doing more experiments and activities more confidently by making them aware of dangers and precautions. It also aims to make students aware that safety is a lifetime process and responsibility. Contents include: (1) safety checklist for teachers; (2) sample safety procedures (citing first aid and steps); (3) fire prevention and control (reviewing classes of fires and extinguishers and highlighting firefighting techniques); (4) eye and face protection (explaining how to establish an eye protection program); (5) general personal safety (focusing on accident prevention); (6) chemical safety (listing dangerous combinations of common chemicals); (7) heating activities (stating precautionary measures); (8) safety with plants (identifying poisonous plants and symptoms associated with poisoning); (9) biology and life science safety (suggesting guidelines for animal care); (10) home experiments and special projects (providing guidance on extension activities); (11) field trips (containing forms and behavior contracts); (12) rocketry (discussing a safety code); (13) viewing an eclipse (reviewing indirect and safe viewing techniques); (14) references (including sources on general and specific areas of safety); and (15) a teacher feedback form. (ML)
1 - Available on microfiche
New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton. Div. of General Academic Education.