Acetone and polystyrene foam: Is it suitable and safe in a primary school to conduct the activity in which a foam cup is “dissolved” in acetone?
Biodiesel: Do you have a method or advice that you can recommend for making biodiesel? I am concerned about the safety and waste disposal aspects.
Hydrogen peroxide storage: I have stored H2O2 in the fridge in the Chem Prep room for years but recently I have been part of discussions that say this should never be the case
Bacteria in yoghurt: Are yoghurt strains of bacteria suitable for use in schools? Are they safe to use in the biology practical “What causes Yogurtness”?
Disposal of agar containing silver nitrate: How should I dispose of an agar plate containing silver nitrate? It was used to create crystals with a piece of zinc.
Safety showers & eye washes: We are a very small regional school. We are after a SOP & risk assessment for safety showers and eye washes to use as a guide to write our own.
Container for sodium metal: We have sodium metal in the original container from 2008.
Genetic modification of bacteria: I’d like to make transgenic bacteria by placing a jellyfish gene producing Green Fluorescent Protein (GFP) into E. coli.
Cleaning and reuse of a plastic container that previously held 10M HCl: I have a large (2.5L) commercial stock plastic container that is empty.
Laboratory coats and aprons: What types of lab coats or aprons should be used in a school laboratory? What should they be made of?