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Myth: Health and safety rules stop classroom experiments

November 2009

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The reality

Hands-on lessons are an essential part of learning. They bring science to life and also teach kids how to handle dangerous substances safely.

Classroom demos can be spectacular - just ask HSE Chair Judith Hackitt. Earlier this year she 'set her hands alight' - safely - to show science and sensible risk management in action!

There's no reason why health and safety should stop schools carrying out science experiments. They can help children learn how to manage risk - and all that's required in most cases are a few sensible precautions.

Check out the links opposite for details of exciting experiments that are fun - and safe!

Updated 2012-12-06