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Lab Safety – Interactive and Printable Cloze Reading Activity

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    Grade:  3 - 5

Demonstrate an understanding of lab safety rules and expectations by completing a cloze reading activity.

No-Prep Science Safety Activity

Understanding how to stay safe while conducting experiments is something that students need to learn to complete investigations safely. Lab safety is usually something that is covered at the beginning of the year but can be revisited at any time when students need a refresher.

This worksheet integrates science and reading concepts by requiring students to use a word bank to complete a reading passage on science safety. It is a great way to assess your students’ vocabulary understanding with regard to suggested ways to stay safe when carrying out different experiments in the classroom.

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding 

A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to support your science lessons. 

In addition to individual student work time, use this cloze-reading activity to enhance learning through small groups, whole class lessons, or remote learning assignments. 

If you have a mixture of above and below-level learners, check out these suggestions for keeping students on track with the concepts: 

🆘 Support Struggling Students

If there are students that require additional support, encourage them to complete the activity with the help of a teacher or peer.

➕ Challenge Fast Finishers

For students that need a bit of a challenge, encourage them to create a comic or infographic showing different hazards that may appear in the science classroom.

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF, editable Google Slides, or interactive Google Slides version of this resource.

This resource was created by Kaylyn Chupp, a teacher in Florida and a Teach Starter Collaborator. 

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