Middle School Science Lab Safety Quiz!

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Middle School Science Lab Safety Quiz!

The science lab is full of substances that if improperly handles can be dangerous. When it comes to the lab there are some safety rules that we should follow so that we can avoid accidents or hurting ourselves and those around us. This is a short quiz on lab safety in a middle school science class. It is meant to be a practice quiz for my students.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      So you will score higher on the lab test.

    • B. 

      So you can quickly obtain your laboratory supplies before lab.

    • C. 

      So you can follow the lab instructions clearly.

    • D. 

      So you can make sure everything has been cleaned before beginning the lab procedure.

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      Fan your hand over the substance toward your nose which should be directly over the beaker.

    • B. 

      Place your nose directly over the substance and take a big whiff.

    • C. 

      Fan your hand over the substance toward your nose which should be several centimeters away from the substance.

    • D. 

      Place your nose near the opening of the beaker and inhale.

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      Keep chemicals, glassware, and other equipment away from the edge of the lab table.

    • B. 

      After removing glassware from a heat source touch it right away to see if it is cool.

    • C. 

      Report minor accidents to your lab supervisor and/or teacher.

    • D. 

      Heat chemicals in a flask without a stopper.

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      It is difficult to remove lenses after a chemical splash

    • B. 

      The lens is permeable to vapors, which cause irritation

    • C. 

      Chemicals trapped under lens will cause severe damage

    • D. 

      That boy or girl you are tying to get to see you cannot tell the color of your eyes.

  • 5. 
    Which of the following is considered safety equipment in our classroom?
    • A. 

      Eyewash station

    • B. 

      First aid kit

    • C. 

      Fire extinguisher

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      A and B only

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      Stand back and advise the teacher of the spill.

    • B. 

      Run madly about the room.

    • C. 

      Splash large amounts of water onto the spill.

    • D. 

      Immediately ask to go to the restroom.

    • E. 

      Tell everyone that your friend did it and that "Ooooh, they are in BIG trouble!".

  • 7. 
    I can perform an experiment of my own when:
    • A. 

      When I am sure it is safe to do so.

    • B. 

      Whenever I want to.

    • C. 

      Only with permission from the teacher.

    • D. 

      Never.

  • 8. 
    Keeping the work area neat and clean is important because:
    • A. 

      Mr O is a neat-freak

    • B. 

      I won't lose my supplies in the clutter.

    • C. 

      It keeps the room from looking messy.

    • D. 

      It helps prevent accidents.

  • 9. 
    If you are not sure what to do during a lab activity:
    • A. 

      Guess.

    • B. 

      Change lab partners.

    • C. 

      Ask the teacher.

    • D. 

      Just sit quietly and do nothing.

  • 10. 
    Goggle must be worn when using
    • A. 

      Fire.

    • B. 

      Glassware.

    • C. 

      Chemicals.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

    • E. 

      None of the above.

  • 11. 
    • A. 

      Whenever I want to.

    • B. 

      Only with permission from the teacher.

    • C. 

      When I am sure it is safe to do so.

    • D. 

      Never.

  • 12. 
    You should tie back long hair and/or baggy clothes when:
    • A. 

      Working near fire.

    • B. 

      Using chemicals in the lab.

    • C. 

      Trying to impress a friend.

    • D. 

      A and B

    • E. 

      A and B and C

  • 13. 
    You should be sure equipment is clean:
    • A. 

      Before you use it.

    • B. 

      After you use it.

    • C. 

      Cleanliness doesn't matter.

    • D. 

      Both A and B.

    • E. 

      A, B, and C.

  • 14. 
    A spill can cause an accident.  Clean up a spill:
    • A. 

      When you have time.

    • B. 

      After the teacher has told you 3 or more times.

    • C. 

      At the end of the lab.

    • D. 

      Immediately.

  • 15. 
    • A. 

      Always - it is a fast and efficient method for transferring liquids in the lab.

    • B. 

      Only when you can't find a pipette bulb or think it might be dirty.

    • C. 

      Only when you are sure that the teacher, your lab partner, and Guttatta, Snapple, and Vincent and VanGogh aren't looking.

    • D. 

      Never - and if you thought yes to any of the other choices you should be given only bread and water for a week.

  • 16. 
    In the lab sharp object should be carried
    • A. 

      With the points facing out to the front.

    • B. 

      With the point down and away from the body.

    • C. 

      With the point covered up by your hand.

    • D. 

      So that the point will give your lab partner a pretty good jab.

  • 17. 
    At the end of the lab you see some leftover chemical that looks just like the stuff you were using.  You should:
    • A. 

      Put the chemical back in the jar it came from.

    • B. 

      Sweep it into your hand and throw it out.

    • C. 

      Tell the teacher so you can dispose of it properly.

    • D. 

      Tell your classmates that your lab partner is really messy.

  • 18. 
    • A. 

      Less than 10 minutes.

    • B. 

      10-15 minutes.

    • C. 

      About 15-20 minutes.

    • D. 

      More than 25 minutes.

  • 19. 
    You should wash your hands after
    • A. 

      Touching a plant in the classroom.

    • B. 

      Handling one of the class pets.

    • C. 

      Working with chemicals.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 20. 
    If you see something in the classroom or laboratory that is dangerous, tell the teacher
    • A. 

      When you have time.

    • B. 

      At once

    • C. 

      After class

    • D. 

      After school

  • 21. 
    When in the lab you should wear
    • A. 

      Sandals

    • B. 

      Closed-toed shoes.

    • C. 

      Open-toed shoes.

    • D. 

      No shoes.

  • 22. 
    To put out a fire in a person's hair or clothes use:
    • A. 

      A fire blanket

    • B. 

      A handy chemical

    • C. 

      The wind from running around the room

    • D. 

      A fire extinguisher

  • 23. 
    Helping to clean up the lab or classroom is the job of
    • A. 

      Old students.

    • B. 

      Transfer students.

    • C. 

      Only the teacher.

    • D. 

      Each and every student.

  • 24. 
    Disturbing other students in the laboratory with horseplay in the lab is:
    • A. 

      Helpful.

    • B. 

      Poor manners.

    • C. 

      Dangerous.

    • D. 

      The quickest way to do a job.

  • 25. 
    The most important thing in laboratory experiments is
    • A. 

      Getting done first.

    • B. 

      Getting the answer right.

    • C. 

      Safety.

    • D. 

      Penmanship.