Preserved specimens: We have some preserved baby sharks for which the solution needs topping up. We don't know what solution is currently in the glass container—was here before I started.
Large calcium carbonate marble chips: I have been asked to purchase large calcium carbonate marble chips, as the chem supply ones are the wrong size. any suggestions??
Oxygen producing plants: Can we use Ceratophyllum demersum (fox tail—a hornwort) as an alternative plant to Hydrilla verticillata in WA?
Testing emergency off buttons for power and gas: Do we have to test the emergency off buttons for power and gas in the lab? Who can do the testing?
Photocopier / printer stored outside chemical store room: Hi I have just come back off holidays to find a large photocopying machine placed opposite the door to my Chemical Store room—within a metr
Use of tears in a school practical: Hi I am asking if it is OK to use tears in a school prac? The tears are generated by a student holding an onion near their eye.
Electrical Services in a School Lab: Hi all, I need confirmation for our Business Manager that it is required as per Australian Standard 2982:2010 page 45, that there should be an
Gallium Metal: Hi, I was wondering what your thoughts were on the use of gallium in schools (Years 7–12) for the purpose of demonstrating the melting point of metals and possibly other experiments.
Is it illegal to grow Hydrilla verticillata in Western Australia? I know Elodea was banned years ago. Can we grow them in school environment for biology experiments?
Agar plate experiments: Can E. coli and/or Staph epidermidis be cultured from a broth onto an agar plate in a classroom situation.