Science Lab Safety Test
  • 1. Goggles are worn during science experiments -
A) to avoid eye strain
B) only if you don't have glasses
C) to improve vision
D) any time chemicals, heat, or sediments are used to protect your eyes
  • 2. If you don't understand the directions or part of a lab procedure, you should -
A) figure it out as you do the lab
B) try several methods until something works
C) skip it and go to the next part
D) ask the teacher before you start
  • 3. After completing an experiment, all material waste should be -
A) taken home
B) left at your table for the next class
C) disposed of according to your teacher's directions
D) dumped into the sink
  • 4. You have been injured in the the lab (cut, burned, etc.) First you should -
A) tell the teacher at once
B) apply first aid yourself
C) visit the school nurse after class
D) see a doctor after school
  • 5. When getting glassware and equipment for an experiment, you should -
A) examine all glassware to check for chips or cracks
B) clean any glassware that looks dirty
C) read all directions carefully to know what equipment is needed
D) All of these
  • 6. The following shoes are BEST to wear when doing science labs.
A) open-toed shoes
B) slippers
C) sandals
D) closed-toed shoes
  • 7. Horseplay or practical joking in the lab are -
A) okay
B) okay if you are working alone
C) not dangerous
D) always against the rules
  • 8. If a piece of equipment is not working you should tell -
A) your lab partners
B) your teacher
C) the custodian
D) your best friend in class
  • 9. Any spill on the floor can cause an accident. Always clean it up -
A) during clean up time
B) when you have time
C) at once
D) at the end of the day
  • 10. The correct way to move around the science classroom is to -
A) hurry
B) walk
C) run
D) skip
  • 11. Cleaning up the science classroom is the job of -
A) old students
B) the teacher
C) new students
D) each student
  • 12. Lab aprons are for -
A) the protection of you and your clothing
B) wiping your hands
C) when you are wearing your best clothes
D) others to put away
  • 13. When smelling a liquid you should -
A) use a fan
B) waft the odor toward you
C) pour it on the table
D) inhale deeply
  • 14. The most important thing during lab experiments is -
A) safety
B) neatness
C) finishing first
D) getting the correct answer
  • 15. Which of the following is considered safety equipment
A) fire blanket
B) fire extinguisher
C) all of these
D) classroom door
  • 16. When you finish working with lab equipment you should always -
A) wipe your hands on your clothes
B) wipe your hands with a paper towel
C) wash your hands with soap and water
D) treat your hands with skin lotion
  • 17. You are doing an experiment in class. Suddenly you remember you have a stick of gum in your book. What shoud you do?
A) wash your hands, then put the gum in your mouth
B) chew the gum when the teacher isn't looking
C) give the gum to your best friend
D) Don't chew the gum, it is not allowed at school.
  • 18. You picked up a dirty test tube with a sticky substance on the outside. You get some of this substance on your hand. What is the first thing you should do?
A) Wash your hands and tell the teacher
B) wipe your hands on your pants
C) wipe your hands on a classmate
D) try to figure out what the sticky substance is
  • 19. You are working on a lab involving heat. Your lab partner accidently drops a glass beaker and it shatters causing a piece of glass to go into their eye. They should have been wearing -
A) safety glasses
B) gloves
C) a lab coat
D) sun glasses
  • 20. You are doing a lab with your best girl friend when all of a sudden her hair gets caught on the balance scale. She should have -
A) put her hair up in a rubber band
B) gotten a hair cut before class today
C) worn a hat today
D) skipped the lab
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