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Hank takes a break from the desk to bring you to the lab in order to demonstrate some important points about the practical side of chemistry - experimentation in the laboratory. You'll learn what to wear in the lab, how to dispose of chemicals safely, how to avoid the most common accidents, how to pour solutions properly, what the HazMat diamond means, what an MSDS is, and how to use a fume hood. And as a reward for sticking with him through this maybe less-than-thrilling lecture, you'll see Hank subject himself to an exciting piece of safety apparatus.
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Practical skills are paramount for students of science, but learning the basics can be daunting for students just starting out. This collection demonstrates the correct and safe procedure for: operating fire safety equipment, such as a fire blanket or extinguisher; operating personal safety equipment, such as an eye bath and spills kit; basic techniques such as lighting a Bunsen burner and wafting; taking measurements using a thermometer or measuring cylinder; using a pH meter; and performing dilutions using a volumetric pipette.
Safety in the Science Laboratory is imperative, not only is it the basic fundamental of a successful learning environment, it is also every student and teachers right to work in a safe environment. This program is aimed at providing students with a review of safety concepts and the introduction of new safety techniques as they head towards the use of more volatile substances and equipment in the science laboratory. The correct use of MSDS sheets and Risk Assessment sheets are also highlighted within the program.
We see a laboratory experiment on attraction in progress. Psychologists explain they are interested in whether the context in which we see someone influences our view of their attractiveness. Two groups of subjects look at the same set of pictures, but the environment is very different for each group
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