Laboratory Safety, Safety Data Sheets, Glassware and Equipment
This can be completed easily within a 50 min class period.
With more than 30 safety violations shown, the cartoon serves as a great ice breaker as I have each student introduce themselves and then list a safety infraction being shown on the cartoon. This becomes a challenge for the rest of the students because they must listen to that students response and I do not allow violations mentioned by their other classmates to be repeated which I tell them ahead of time. I usually place the image on my iPad and then using the paid app Airsketch with my Apple TV then I can circle each of the infractions as the students mention them. Other apps could also be used such as Notabilty or Explain Everything if you are more comfortable with them. You just need a way to draw on the image as its projected. The other option would be to project the image onto the white board and circle the infractions on the white board. However I like the iPad because it allows me mobility.
Some interesting results from this is that it allows me to introduce the use of a fume hood, different type of glassware such as a pipette, and give a bit of a history lesson on the MSDS sheets which have recently been changed to SDS sheets.
Prepare how to disseminate the image of the What Not to Do Lab and determine how students will respond. In a virtual setting, students might use a virtual whiteboard or create a FlipGrid video to submit. This lab is very adaptable and can be used with whatever F2F, virtual or hybrid set up you are teaching in.