Reflection: Checks for Understanding A Safety Rule Rap - Section 1: Bell Ringer - Connecting to Safety


What is one connection you have to the video?

I ask students to reflect on this question after watching the Lab Safety Rap video. I used a Parking Lot (an instructional strategy) for students to post their thoughts and reflection. It's easy, quick, and differentiated. I am looking for students to make a personal connection to safety in the science lab. This strategy generates thoughtful reflections, lets students write, and gets them up and walking (which is always important in middle school).

Here are some student responses:

  • I learned that you need safety goggles so you don't get hurt.
  • I learned that safety in science is very important, for example, you could burn yourself or start a fire.
  • I took a class on sharks and we had to wear gloves, since the shark we dissected could make you sick if you touched it with bare hands.
  • I have talked about this in Industrial Arts class and how we have to always wear goggles.


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A Safety Rule Rap

Unit 1: Introduction to Science
Lesson 4 of 12

Objective: SWBAT navigate science safety rules while making connections to everyday life.

Big Idea: Safety in the science lab cannot be emphasized strongly enough! When you practice lab safety, students will be more willing to do so too.

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