Introducing STAO’s new Elementary Safety Guide

STAO elem safety book cover newSafety in Elementary Science and Technology is written for elementary school teachers and administrators to provide guidance for the safe delivery of hands-on science and technology programs to students. The resource focuses closely on the elementary science and technology curriculum (The Ontario Curriculum, Science and Technology, Grades 1–8 (2007) Revised).This resource was developed in collaboration with safety experts from STAO and the Toronto District School Board. A Safety Planning Framework is used throughout this resource to assist teachers in planning hands-on activities for each strand in the curriculum. The Framework helps teachers to:

  • identify hazards;
  • assess risks; and
  • make safety

Safety in Elementary Science and Technology is available for $15.00 from the STAO Online Store.

Electronic board-wide licensing is also available.  For more information contact

Sample pages

Table of Contents

P. 25 Introduction to Safety Planning Framework.

P.36 Personal Protective Equipment

P. 65.  Proper Use of Hand Tools, Power Tools and Bonding Agents 




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