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CSIRO takes safety seriously in all of our activities and experiments. While we ensure all activities and demonstrations are as safe as possible, there are some precautions which all young scientists need to keep in mind.
CSIRO offers a wide variety of simple, hands on activities and demonstrations that explain scientific principles in everyday terms. All activities have been tested for difficulty, availability of materials and safety before being published.
While we make every effort to ensure that an activity presents no danger to those involved, certain risks sometimes need to be taken into consideration.
We like to encourage young minds to be as involved as possible in exploring the world around them. However, there are occasions when it’s preferable for an adult to assist.
The following is a list of the most common materials or actions that present potential concerns for young scientists. In all cases, an adult should be present and supervising the activity, and should complete particularly risky tasks themselves.
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Last updated: Last updated: 11 February 2015
Printed from: Safety for DIY science activities and experiments (http://csiroaucd1-cdc.it.csiro.au/en/Education/DIY-science/Safety)