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Safe Science: Circuit Safety

The Science Teacher—November 2007

The study of electricity in general science or physics is fascinating for students. Unfortunately, a number of electrical dangers exist in the laboratory that are applicable to all types of science including biology, chemistry, physics, and Earth science. Varying degrees of exposure can lead to paralysis, unconsciousness, or even death. This column outlines the basic electrical dangers in an effort to show how the study and use of electricity can be fun and safe.
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