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This column shares safety information for your classroom. At the elementary level, teachers have inherently integrated STEAM, compared to their secondary-level counterparts. However, with this approach comes an even greater need for attention to safety, given the many hazards that could arise through teaching these subjects.
A selection from Science and Children—February 2016
This is a great article for teachers to read! This article had great tips on what to do and what not to do when it comes to safety and it even stated some additional alternatives. For example, instead of using glass, use plastic, instead of having the students use sharp scissors, have precut materials so they don't have to handle anything sharp. This article is a great reminder of what teachers should already be doing in their classrooms to protect their students and keep them safe. So heads up... read labels, know how to to use a fire extingshuier, have safety aprons and or goggles and so on. Also, if safety requirements cannot be fulfilled the activity should not take place.
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