Students opened up the class by addressing the question "Why use lab safety?"
This is a information that students have a bit of prior information on and most students had very good input. As a means to reflect on what we already know and to review what might be forgotten; we view a video clip "Ultimate Lab Safetty." Student worked in pairs and created lab safety symbols from additional lab safety rules found in the text.
Students used the IAN (Interactive Text) to take notes on the "parts of the microscope." Also, they completed a handout that allowed them to support what the notes and label the parts of the microscope. Students were given the opportunity to use thier knowledge in a hands on experience. They were allowed to chose four slides and draw each on all three objectives (low, mediuj and high.
The work session was closed by discussing "How does lab safety improve scientific method?" Explain your answer.