My practice teaching took place in the United Kingdom at a secondary school whose students had more than their fair share of social and behavioural problems. We delivered a laboratory based science program, with many experiments for the students. My unit on “Heat” allowed the students to use Bunsen burners, glassware, thermometers, and the wonderful, sturdy, indestructible steel retort stands and clamps. Although students had been introduced to general laboratory safety, my unit included reminders and additional specific lessons on equipment handling.
Learning by Accident – Misuse of Equipment
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