IPS Exam Study Guide

Exam Experience Part 2-12/20/12-Dani Swords

Lab Safety

For Every Lab

Goggles must be kept ON YOUR FACE until Mr. Leeds says to put them away

Report ALL accidents/spills to Mr. Leeds immediately

Always use common sense

In Case of Emergency

Nurse: ext: 2828

Safety equipment in classroom

Fire extinguisher

Fire blanket

Eye wash/shower


Never taste chemicals (even if they look yummy!)

Always WAFT liquids to detect odor


Avoid touching chemicals

Always wash hands with soap and water after lab

**Flush skin with water if contact with chemicals occurs** AND notify Mr. Leeds


Hot glass and cold glass look the same

Never use chipped or broken glass

Never use force to remove or insert glass

Alcohol Burners

Roll up sleeves, put UP long hair, NOT just pull back (or u cannot do lab)

Never walk away from a lit burner

Never point the open end of a hot test tube at yourself or someone else

Do not look down into a test tube/beaker while it is being heated

Diluting Acid

Acid must be added to water.

Never add water to acid.

End of Experiment

Make sure burner is capped and flame is out


Scientific Method

  1. Identify problem
  2. gather info
  3. form hypothesis
  4. perform experiment
  5. analyze data
  6. conclusion

Reaction in a Bag

Purpose: To record observations that occur when substances are combined.

Brief Summary: We put solid A and solid B in a bag together with a red liquid. When the bad was sealed, it turned yellow. Solid A became hot and solid B became cold. When it all mixed, it became smooth and cold.

Experimental Errors: ???

Lab 1.1 Baking Soda

Purpose: To observe and record the reaction that occurs when baking soda is heated.

Brief Summary: