7 Science Lab Safety Certificate

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Lab Safety Quizzes & Trivia

19 Multiple Choice questions and one 'sign drawing task'
You must get all 19 Multiple Choice questions correct to gain your Safety Certificate.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    It's OK to pour all substances down the sink after an experiment. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Pouring all substances down the sink after an experiment is not okay because some substances may be harmful to the environment or may cause damage to the plumbing system. It is important to dispose of substances properly according to safety guidelines and regulations.

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  • 2. 

    Running and pushing in the laboratory is never allowed.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Running and pushing in a laboratory can be dangerous as it can lead to accidents or damage to equipment. Therefore, it is a common rule in laboratories to prohibit running and pushing to ensure the safety of individuals and the integrity of the experiments being conducted. Hence, the statement "Running and pushing in the laboratory is never allowed" is true.

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  • 3. 

    It’s OK to drink in the lab only if you’re very thirsty. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Drinking in the lab is not okay, regardless of thirst. This is because consuming food or beverages in the lab can introduce contaminants and compromise the integrity of experiments or materials. It is important to maintain a clean and controlled environment in the lab to ensure accurate results and prevent accidents or contamination.

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  • 4. 

    Spilt chemicals can be left unattended until the end of the lesson.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Leaving spilt chemicals unattended until the end of the lesson is not a safe practice. Spilt chemicals can pose a risk of accidents or injuries if not properly cleaned up and disposed of. It is important to address any spills immediately to prevent any harm to students, teachers, or the environment. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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  • 5. 

    The teacher must always be told if something goes wrong.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    It is important to inform the teacher if something goes wrong because they are responsible for the well-being and safety of the students. By being aware of any issues or problems, the teacher can take appropriate action to address the situation and ensure the students' needs are met. This also helps maintain open communication between the students and the teacher, fostering a supportive and conducive learning environment.

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  • 6. 

    Solids should be put in the bin and not down the sink. (Some will need to be disposed of more carefully)

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    This statement is true because solids, such as food waste or other debris, can cause blockages and clogs in the sink pipes. Putting solids in the bin instead of down the sink helps to prevent these blockages and keeps the plumbing system running smoothly. Additionally, some solids may require special disposal methods, such as hazardous materials, which should not be disposed of in the sink.

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  • 7. 

    Safety glasses are optional when chemicals are used in the laboratory.  (optional means 'not compulsory')  

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Safety glasses are not optional when chemicals are used in the laboratory. They are mandatory to protect the eyes from potential hazards such as splashes, spills, and fumes that can cause injury or damage to the eyes. Wearing safety glasses is an important safety precaution that should be followed to ensure the well-being of individuals working with chemicals in the laboratory.

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  • 8. 

    Bags are always left outside however you can bring your bag into the lab if you're late to class and want to unpack quickly. (Trick question!!!)

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement in the question is false. Bags are not allowed to be brought into the lab, even if someone is late to class and wants to unpack quickly. The statement is presented as a trick question to test if the reader pays attention to the rule of not bringing bags into the lab.

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  • 9. 

    While doing practical activities and experiments long hair should be tied back & ties tucked in.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    When doing practical activities and experiments, it is important to tie back long hair and tuck in any loose clothing or ties to prevent them from getting caught in equipment or chemicals. This helps to ensure safety and prevent accidents or injuries.

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  • 10. 

    When heating or mixing substances, never look directly inside the beaker or test tube.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    When heating or mixing substances, it is important to never look directly inside the beaker or test tube because this can expose the eyes to potentially harmful substances or reactions. Looking directly inside the container can result in splashing or spilling of the contents, which can cause burns or other injuries. It is best to always wear appropriate protective eyewear and follow proper safety protocols when working with chemicals or heat.

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  • 11. 

    It's important to know the location and correct use of safety equipment.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Knowing the location and correct use of safety equipment is important because it ensures that individuals are prepared to respond to emergencies and protect themselves and others from potential harm. By being aware of where safety equipment is located and how to properly use it, individuals can act quickly and effectively in situations that require immediate action, such as fires, accidents, or medical emergencies. This knowledge can save lives and prevent further injuries or damage. Therefore, the statement "It's important to know the location and correct use of safety equipment" is true.

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  • 12. 

    Wash hands with soap & water after doing practical acivities.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Washing hands with soap and water after doing practical activities is a hygienic practice that helps to remove dirt, germs, and bacteria from the hands. This helps to prevent the spread of infections and diseases. Soap and water are effective in removing both visible dirt and invisible germs. Therefore, it is important to wash hands with soap and water after engaging in practical activities to maintain good hygiene and prevent the transmission of illnesses.

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  • 13. 

    Entering the lab or prep room without permission is OK.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Entering the lab or prep room without permission is not OK. It is important to have proper authorization and permission before entering such areas to ensure safety and security protocols are followed. Unauthorized access can lead to potential accidents, damage to equipment, or compromise of experiments or research being conducted in the lab or prep room. Therefore, it is important to respect the rules and regulations in place and seek permission before entering these areas.

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  • 14. 

    Never sit on benches or swing on chairs.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement advises against sitting on benches or swinging on chairs. The word "never" indicates that this action should be avoided at all times. Therefore, the correct answer is True, meaning that one should never sit on benches or swing on chairs.

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  • 15. 

    Getting equipment out and ready is allowed before the teacher says to go ahead only if you've used it before and know what you're doing.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that it is allowed to get equipment out and ready before the teacher gives permission, but only if you have used it before and know what you are doing. However, the correct answer is false, indicating that this statement is not true. Therefore, it is not allowed to get equipment out and ready before the teacher says to go ahead, regardless of whether you have used it before or not.

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  • 16. 

    Wiping down benches, putting equipment away in the correct place, and leaving the lab tidy is not required of students.  

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Students are indeed required to wipe down benches, put equipment away in the correct place, and leave the lab tidy. This ensures cleanliness, organization, and safety in the lab environment. Neglecting these responsibilities can lead to hazards and hinder the learning experience for other students. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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  • 17. 

    If any glassware is broken you mast let the teacher know immediately and carefully follow cleanup instructions before touching it yourself.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is advising to inform the teacher immediately and follow proper cleanup instructions if any glassware is broken, rather than attempting to handle it oneself. This is important to ensure safety and prevent any potential injuries or accidents that may occur from broken glass. Therefore, the statement is true, as it emphasizes the importance of taking the necessary precautions and seeking assistance when dealing with broken glassware.

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  • 18. 

    Always use the less hot, yellow safety flame when leaving the Bunsen burner unattended.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Leaving the Bunsen burner unattended with the less hot, yellow safety flame is recommended because it is less likely to cause accidents or start a fire. The yellow safety flame produces less heat compared to the hotter blue flame, reducing the risk of overheating or igniting nearby materials. Therefore, it is safer to use the less hot, yellow safety flame when leaving the Bunsen burner unattended.

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  • 19. 

    At the start of every lesson, enter the lab calmly and quietly with your books and equipment ready. Sit down at the tables not the benches, and wait for your teachers instructions.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The explanation for the correct answer being True is that it is important to enter the lab calmly and quietly at the start of every lesson. Being prepared with books and equipment ready shows responsibility and readiness to learn. Sitting down at the tables instead of the benches indicates following instructions and maintaining a proper learning environment. Waiting for the teacher's instructions demonstrates respect and attentiveness. Overall, these actions contribute to a positive and productive learning experience in the lab.

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  • 20. 

    You have now finished the 19 multiple choice questions. Your next task is to design a simple two-colour sign without using any written words. Select and check a sign topic from the list below. Ask your teacher for A4 paper. Topics are....  

    • A.

      No running in the lab

    • B.

      No eating or drinking in the lab

    • C.

      Leave bags outside in an orderly place.

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. No running in the lab
    B. No eating or drinking in the lab
    C. Leave bags outside in an orderly place.
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