30 min. Introduction to Hazards
10 min. Define Mitigate
2 min. Reflect
42 min. Total
The Educator Guide has a script, materials list, and prep directions. Be sure to have it open and ready to help guide you through every activity.
Hazard: a source of danger
Mitigate: to make less severe, serious, or painful
Youth play a matching card game to introduce the concepts of hazards as dangers and mitigation as a way to lessen the danger.
- Define both "hazard" and "mitigate" as a group
- Pay extra attention to the group that is dealt the hazard card for Tripping and make sure youth are planning on acting it out in a safe way.
End of Activity Science Reflection
Today we explored everyday hazards and different strategies that humans have developed to mitigate them so they aren't so dangerous.
Key Take Away
There are many everyday hazards and many ways we can mitigate or protect ourselves against them.
Did you know?
- Most if not all mitigation strategies can be considered technologies since technology is anything designed by humans to help solve a problem. Check out Prep Engineering Adventure 2 to learn more.
- Many industries have Health and Safety Officers (HSOs). In construction, the HSO must write a plan that identifies all known hazards and how to mitigate them. These often include hazards like frostbite or bee stings.