Before the Movie

Why do you think we have safety rules in a lab?

What lab safety rules do you know about?


During the Movie (Pause Points)

Stop at the following times in the movie and ask questions or prompt a discussion to keep students focused and to assess their understanding before moving on:


Timecode 1:54: Why is it important to be prepared when working in a lab?

Timecode 3:03: What is the purpose of the NFPA diamond on chemical labels?

Timecode 4:01: How can you protect your skin from broken glass and chemical spills? 

Timecode 4:39: Why is it important to know where the emergency equipment is? 

Timecode 5:12: What can happen if you keep your work area messy?


After the Movie

What’s one new safety rule you learned about?  

What will you do different next time you’re in the lab?


BrainPOP recommends reading the movie description that appears on the Lab Safety Topic Page to your class before watching the movie. Then show the movie once through without pausing. Watch it again, this time using the discussion prompts.


*BrainPOP’s Discussion Questions and Prompts align to CCSS Speaking and Listening Standards