A survey on the opinion of school chemistry teachers on aspects of safety in the chemisty laboratory and the proposal of a safety module

Po Keung Eric TSANG, Kin Chung HO

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Abstract

A survey was conducted to seek the opinions of school chemistry teachers on various aspects of safety in the chemistry laboratory. The survey results were utilized to design a safety module for secondary science students. The module is particularly suitable for students in Hong Kong as the units in the module were designed around the most concerned area of safety in the laboratory and the most hazardous experiments in the chemistry curriculum (Hong Kong) as suggested by the chemistry teachers. The students on completing this module will be aware of the most probable hazards in the chemistry laboratory and the ways to minimize the chances of these from happening in the laboratory. Furthermore, in this module, students are involved in activities such as library search and discussions. It is hoped that through these activities students can enhance their interpretation and communication skills which is vital for their academic and/or personal development. Copyright © 1996 University of Hong Kong.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationScience technology education: Bridging science and technology education: Innovations and experiences: Science & Technology Education Conference '96 proceedings
EditorsKenneth S. VOLK
Place of PublicationHong Kong
PublisherThe University of Hong Kong, The Hong Kong Institute of Education, Education Dept., Hong Kong and Hong Kong Association for Science and Mathematics Education
Pages277-282
ISBN (Print)9628093940
Publication statusPublished - 1996

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Citation

Tsang, E. P. K., & Ho, K. C. (1996). A survey on the opinion of school chemistry teachers on aspects of safety in the chemisty laboratory and the proposal of a safety module. In K. S. Volk (Ed.), Science technology education: Bridging science and technology education: Innovations and experiences: Science & Technology Education Conference '96 proceedings (pp. 277-282). Hong Kong: The University of Hong Kong, The Hong Kong Institute of Education, Education Dept., Hong Kong, and Hong Kong Association for Science and Mathematics Education.