Youth play a matching card game to introduce the concepts of hazards as dangers and mitigation as a way to lessen the danger.
Youth Will Know
- Humans have developed ways to mitigate safety hazards.
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.
- Read through the Science Guide.
- Print Science Notebooks for youth.
- Print and tape together Safety Hazards playmats.
- Print and cut out Deck A for each group of 4.
- Post the Game Rules.
- Have the Educator Guide on hand for S1 directions and script.
- What are some examples of everyday hazards?
- What are some safety tips that help address these hazards?
- What does the word "mitigate" mean?
- What does a Health and Safety Officer do?
Youth Will Do
- Learn about the concept of hazards and the idea that humans have developed ways to mitigate some of them.
- Act out hazards and safety tips in a form of charades and match appropriate safety tips with their respective hazards in a collaborative card game.
- Learn the definition of the word “mitigate” and be introduced to the idea that there are careers focused on hazard mitigation.
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 Engineering Preparation Activity 2: What is Technology? Hands-On Technology 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.
- 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.
- Hazard: a source of danger
- Mitigate: to make less severe, serious, or painful