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Can Nutrients in Water Cause Harm?

Author(s): Nancy P. Moreno, PhD, Barbara Z. Tharp, MS, and Judith Dresden, MS.

Science Safety Considerations

Students always must think about safety when conducting science investigations. This slide may be used to review safety with the students prior to beginning the activity. 

  • Always follow school district and school science laboratory safety guidelines.
  • Have a clear understanding of the investigation in advance. 
  • Practice any investigation with which you are not familiar before conducting it with the class.
  • Make sure appropriate safety equipment, such as safety goggles, is available.
  • Continually monitor the area where the investigation is being conducted.

Funded by the following grant(s)

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, NIH

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, NIH


The Environment as a Context for Opportunities in Schools
Grant Number: 5R25ES010698


Houston Endowment Inc.

Houston Endowment Inc.

Foundations for the Future: Capitalizing on Technology to Promote Equity, Access and Quality in Elementary Science Education