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Chemical Safety in Schools manual: I have recently started working at a school where they are using the DET Chemical Safety In Schools manuals to assist in the running of the school lab.

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Publication Date: 03 August 2015
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Phenylthiocarbamide paper: Hi,  Are you still allowed to use phenylthiocarbamide paper?

Thanks, Sara.

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Publication Date: 28 July 2015
Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 10 > Science Understanding > Biological Sciences > The transmission of heritable characteristics from one generation to the next... > ACSSU184
  • Year 10 > Science as a Human Endeavour > Use and influence of science > People use scientific knowledge to evaluate whether they accept claims,... > ACSHE194
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Use of a spirometer: One of our teachers would like to use a spirometer in class.  The spirometer requires the user to breath in rather than blow air out.  Are we allowed to do this, if we have dis

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Publication Date: 17 July 2015
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Chemical disposal (chromium): I have a small amount of potassium dichromate and potassium chromate to be disposed. What is the best way to do this? 

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Publication Date: 16 July 2015
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Spill Kit: Hi, My school is for Years 7–12. I have a Spill Kit in place at work (stored in the prep room) which is kept in a smaller (i.e., 1/2 size) than standard-size wheelie bin.

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Publication Date: 15 July 2015
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Laboratory doors: I was wondering if it is a requirement that science room doors be locked when not attended by staff? If so, is this written down anywhere?

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Publication Date: 25 June 2015
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Safety Data Sheets: Is it a legal requirement that hard copies of SDSs be available in ALL Science laboratories in a school?

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Publication Date: 09 June 2015
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Fainting during dissections: I have read your SOPs on dissections. Could you include fainting as one of the hazards of the activity? How should students be prepared for what they are going to do?

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Publication Date: 05 June 2015
Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 8 > Science Understanding > Biological Sciences > Cells are the basic units of living things and have specialised structures and... > ACSSU149
  • Year Senior Secondary > Science Understanding > Biological Sciences
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I have some further questions regarding the mould investigations:

1. I prefer to double bag because we have had leaking bags in the past.

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Publication Date: 23 April 2015
Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 6 > Science Understanding > Biological Sciences > The growth and survival of living things are affected by the physical... > ACSSU094
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Students investigating mould and bacterial growth on food items: Are there any guidelines on how a prac investigating mould growth should be conducted?

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Publication Date: 04 March 2015
Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 6 > Science Understanding > Biological Sciences > The growth and survival of living things are affected by the physical... > ACSSU094
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