The Open Science Laboratory

And whilst teachers play a fundamental part in developing these roles, supporting and guiding students along their journey, the educational environment is crucial to the complete learning experience. Featuring 20 exciting experiments, young scientists can discover the wonders of science for kids with the fun packed Science Lab. In a nutshell, a science lab technician does experiments in labs!

They could develop new products, measure pollution levels or even help diagnose diseases. Previous studies have found that learning areas with sparse surroundings and little distraction allowed children to obtain higher learning scores than those in classrooms with high visual distraction. However, another study reported that environments with varied surroundings with diverse colours allowed for co-operative behaviour among pupils. The University of Salford found that a balance to the levels of visual complexity was best.

Downloadable content is provided for users’ personal, non-commercial educational purposes. This gives all participating students ownership of their learning and helps them gain confidence. Before starting to use electrical equipment, make sure it is in good condition. Make sure all liquids are a safe distance from electrical equipment. Never put anything into an electrical plug socket, except for a safety plug, as it risks electrocution. Guidance and instructions will make sure the experiment should work, helps to keep everyone safe, and reduces the risk of damaging equipment.

Because of our independence, we are unique in our approach to sourcing and supplying the highest quality, best value products and brands, providing precisely what you need, exactly when you need it. A degree in biology, chemistry, physics, pharmacy and others could also lead you to a science lab technician job – but you don’t have to have a degree. The starting salary for a science lab technician is between £15,000 and £19,000. More experienced staff earn between £20,000 and £25,000.

Each activity has its own ‘How It Works” section covering STEM principles to help young minds understand answers to their science curiosity, exercising cognitive thinking and problem-solving skills. Finally, consider what precautions can be taken to reduce the risk. A Bunsen burner would usually be on a blue flame during an experiment. When the Bunsen burner is not being used, it should either be on the yellow safety flame so that others can see it, or turned off. This means bags and coats are safely out of the way; they can be trip or fire hazards.

They help scientists carry out investigations, measuring, recording and analysing different scientific data. They work in biology, chemistry, physics and the life sciences. This project supports transition from primary to secondary school with peer to peer learning across age groups.

Fluctuations in temperature can be difficult to control and direct sunlight influences this. Bunsen burners, test tubes, beakers, flasks, are all bulky items that need a home somewhere in the science lab. A huge design consideration must be the storage of this equipment.