This information sheet is an updated review of the answers to the following questions, and replaces the previously published Q&As:
NOTICE: A suite of updated microbiology SOPs are available for subscribers to download.
WLNA and WLDA Agar plates: One of our Science teachers has asked for these specific agar plates that are used for culturing microorganisms associated with brewing and fermentation.
Thermite reaction: Last term we tried to run the thermite reaction, however I was unable to light the reaction mixture using either sparklers or magnesium ribbon.
Student handling of bones: I’m looking for information, regulations, requirements etc, about the handling of completely cleaned and treated bones by high school students to rebuild the skeleton of
Electrical equipment testing and tagging: How often should we be testing and tagging electrical equipment in NSW schools according to WHS legislation?
2-methylpropan-2-ol: My bottle of 2-methylpropan-2-ol has solidified.I purchased a 500mL bottle of 2-methylpropan-2-ol approximately 2 years ago.
Potassium metal: Are we allowed to demonstrate potassium metal in schools? How do I deal with it if it has oxidised?
Universal Indicator solution: I'm running out of universal Indicator solution, and I accidentally deleted my recipe, I was just wondering if I can get the recipe here, please?
Electronic balance storage: G'day labtechs, teachers and ASSIST professionals. I currently use a tray-based racking system and tubs as my main/preferred storage method for our labs.