Our experiments are designed to be performed safely at home.
But safety also depends on taking a few precautions and following good practice. That means following a few simple rules and adopting a disciplined approach, consistent with good laboratory practice.
Adult supervision is always recommended. It must be considered mandatory for some activities, mainly those that require heating or boiling of liquids.
Special care must be taken if young children are close to hot materials and surfaces.
Particular points on safety precautions may be emphasised in the instructions relating to certain experiments. Therefore please read the instructions carefully.
In general, we recommend that:
Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) All chemical substances are required to have an accompanying MSDS document. This provides health and safety information about products, substances or chemicals that may be classified as hazardous substances or dangerous goods. Even some of the chemicals in common household products are required to have an MSDS provided by the manufacturer of the chemical.
It is useful especially for older children may learn about correct laboratory practice and therefore, we have included MSDS for any substance that is either shipped with the Kits or recommended for use in an experiment, even though none of them are classified as dangerous goods.
The MSDS documents related to substances provided or recommended for use in experiments are available for download and inspection here.