Curriculum and Instruction

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Mercury in Schools - Q & A for Schools

Education Law - Section 809 Instruction in the Humane Treatment of Animals (Posted 1/16/2007) pdf document(189 KB) Legislative Language external link

Science Reference Tables

Chemical Storage Guidelines

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Elementary Science Alignment Guide Grades K-4 PDF file icon (464 KB)

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Regents Examinations

Mercury in Schools - Q & A for Schools
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) law affecting the presence and use of mercury and mercury added products in all New York State elementary and secondary schools took effect on September 4, 2004 (Senate Bill 7399-B).

Specific questions regarding the impact on schools due to this law are addressed in the document at http://www.p12.nysed.gov/facplan/Emergency/mercury_law_QA_101904.html

Included are directions and information on the disposal of mercury and mercury added products presently used in schools across New York State.



School Chemistry Laboratory Safety Guide

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) / National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) School Chemistry Laboratory Safety Guide which includes information related to safety in the high school chemistry laboratory is available on-line. The NIOSH Publication No. 2007-107: School Chemistry Laboratory Safety Guide, November 2006 may be accessed at http://www.cpsc.gov/CPSCPUB/PUBS/NIOSH2007107.pdf external link icon

Last Updated: November 20, 2012