My son has recently taken an interest in chemistry and for the new year we are going to methodically work our way through a series of chemistry experiments from a book I have purchased. I have a close friend that is a junior high chemistry teacher and I’ve asked him to look through the book of experiments and identify any that pose a physical safety risk, create hazardous fumes and/or use chemicals that he considers too dangerous - we won’t be doing any of those!
With that as a backdrop, I want to know:
- What training, if any, is required as a prerequisite to use the chemistry equipment in the science lab?
- Are there chemicals available for use? If so, is there an inventory list I can review or how can I determine what’s available to use?
- Assuming there are chemicals available, I expect I would need to pay for what I use and I’d like to understand how that works.
- My son is a minor and he would be under my supervision at all times. I have read the rules regarding minors and I will fully comply with all the published rules for minors at the space. Are there any special restrictions for the science area over and above those outlined in the general rules?
Thanks in advance,