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