Safer Experiments & Demonstrations

Demonstrations and experiments—especially those involving open flames or the use of reactive or toxic materials—should only be performed by a knowledgeable instructor. This section provides information for how to ensure everyone's safety during a demonstration or experiment, whether in the classroom or at a special event.

Resources for Conducting Safer Demonstrations & Experiments

  • Safety Guidelines for Chemical Demonstrations - ACS Division of Chemical Education
    For use by experienced chemical practitioners, these guidelines provide a checklist for demonstrators to assure that chemical demonstrations are conducted without incident.

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