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Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Basic Laboratory Skills
Date: Wed, 4 Jun 2014 14:55:15 +0000
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I have joined this link late so if this has been mentioned previously, my apologies. I have found the following text has all the basic skill sets needed. There is also an old basic text out of print that was always useful for high school. Should you need that information, contact me off-line.

The text is the Chemical Technician's Reference Handbook.

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From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:dchas-l**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU] On Behalf Of Fitzgerald, Edward C.
Sent: Tuesday, June 03, 2014 10:16 AM
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Basic Laboratory Skills

I would add properly filling and reading a buret. Along with remembering to carry units when doing calculations and remembering to have a zero in front of a decimal point.

Edward C. Fitzgerald
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Sent: Monday, June 02, 2014 9:11 PM
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Basic Laboratory Skills

Hi Frankie -

I don't know if it is a "lab skill" so much as a necessary skill for doing lab calculations, but I would add using a scientific calculator for exponents, logs, etc. Also, using volumetric glassware to prepare solutions. This might be asking too much, as most high schools have limited resources.


On 6/2/2014 4:42 PM, Frankie Wood-Black wrote:
OK - I am working on a few different things all of which require a listing of basic laboratory skills for general chemistry - i.e. those things they should have learned in high school science. There is no definitive list out there - and in fact - I am not finding a good one at all.

Here is my list:

- measuring to the proper significant figures
- Using a triple beam balance
- Transferring liquids
- mixing liquids and solids
- Heating materials
- smelling a liquid
- Pipeting
- titration
- writing a laboratory report
- using a bunsen burner

What others should be on the list?

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