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by lizzieb
11 Nov 2016, 12:38
Forum: Recipes and Pracs
Topic: recipe for fake blood
Replies: 7
Views: 2030

Re: recipe for fake blood

I was given a simple recipe for fake blood by a 'special FX' makeup artist (many years ago at a science club fair):

Chocolate syrup mixed with fire engine red powdered food colouring. Right colour & thickness for arterial blood!
by lizzieb
04 Nov 2016, 12:44
Forum: Safety with Chemicals
Topic: URGENT request for help!
Replies: 20
Views: 4878

Re: URGENT request for help!

Oh Kris, you have my sympathies and understanding, as have been in a similar situation for 7 years here. Thankfully 2 F/T teachers are good with prac orders, but sadly my best teacher is leaving and HT taking her senior classes. Help! PM if you need to debrief, however I have no magic answers, even ...
by lizzieb
22 Jun 2016, 14:55
Forum: Safety with Chemicals
Topic: Advice please re NR bottles cracked in Chemstore.
Replies: 2
Views: 1140

Advice please re NR bottles cracked in Chemstore.

Hi Brains Trust. I need your help with this one! Today I found a bottle of Calcium Chloride cracked and liquid spread across a NR chemical bay. While cleaning up the mess, I noticed a bottle of Potassium Carbonate with a crust around the lid, and discovered a bottle of that cracked as well. Has anyo...
by lizzieb
04 May 2016, 14:31
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Was there an official memo about GHS ?
Replies: 20
Views: 7234

Re: Was there an official memo about GHS ?

Only found it while following the links to listen to the

'Webinars (Advice for School Principals, GA and Science Faculties Staff)'

as suggested by Labbie recently
by lizzieb
04 May 2016, 14:26
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Was there an official memo about GHS ?
Replies: 20
Views: 7234

Re: Was there an official memo about GHS ?

Oops - that should read Asset management!
by lizzieb
04 May 2016, 14:25
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Was there an official memo about GHS ?
Replies: 20
Views: 7234

Re: Was there an official memo about GHS ?

Click n A_Z icon from D of E intranet Click on Assess management Click on Safety & Compliance Click on CSIS chemical safety in schools. Chemical Safety in Schools (Updated 10 February 2016) Scroll down this page until you reach this sentence: Please note: the transition period for the labelling of c...
by lizzieb
23 Mar 2016, 13:23
Forum: Chemistry and Labware - General
Topic: Glassware in labs?
Replies: 21
Views: 3827

Re: Glassware in labs?

Thanks, Sue.

I usually catch up with Mon & Tuesday Chemtalk posts during my lunchbreak on Wednesday, and read oldest to newest, so have just read the other thread, lol :coffee:

I look forward to listening to it!
by lizzieb
23 Mar 2016, 13:05
Forum: Safety with Chemicals
Topic: Mineral and rock safety alert
Replies: 40
Views: 8177

Re: Mineral and rock safety alert

This directive was discussed at our February WHS meeting. I have since double bagged all our MOH's and stored with other chemicals for disposal until such time as they can be collected. Just the week before some building material containing asbestos had been disposed of, so it was agreed that these ...
by lizzieb
23 Mar 2016, 12:42
Forum: Chemistry and Labware - General
Topic: Glassware in labs?
Replies: 21
Views: 3827

Re: Glassware in labs?

AnnNos, please tell us more about 'listening to Alan Smith'. I just did a search on the Portal, but no luck - could you explain the steps to download that information?
by lizzieb
23 Mar 2016, 12:33
Forum: Announcements
Topic: CONASTA 2016 conference
Replies: 9
Views: 2575

Re: CONASTA 2016 conference

Just a possibility at this stage, Margaret - for one day only.

Although the Island tour looks very tempting!
by lizzieb
17 Mar 2016, 11:11
Forum: Announcements
Topic: CONASTA 2016 conference
Replies: 9
Views: 2575

Re: CONASTA 2016 conference

Margaret, does ASET-NSW membership qualify for the lower rate? (The website doesn't mention labbie associations)
by lizzieb
10 Mar 2016, 11:38
Forum: Safety with Chemicals
Topic: Is borax really a teacher only chemical?
Replies: 13
Views: 3091

Re: Is borax really a teacher only chemical?

Cathy, we make slime using pysillium:
by lizzieb
05 Feb 2016, 13:24
Forum: Chemistry and Labware - General
Topic: Mistory Apparatus
Replies: 7
Views: 2112

Re: Mistory Apparatus

We have one in our Physics Store with a label on it - Dew point apparatus.

Had a look on Google - they are very different these days!
by lizzieb
17 Dec 2015, 12:12
Forum: Recipes and Pracs
Topic: Watch glass Vs Clock glass
Replies: 3
Views: 1211

Re: Watch glass Vs Clock glass

Have heard both terms since my early days in science, but use 'watch glass'. Merilyn's comment sounds logical!
by lizzieb
09 Dec 2015, 12:24
Forum: Free classifieds - 4 sale/swap/wanted/giveaway
Topic: Wanted: Prelim BIO and Chem textbooks
Replies: 0
Views: 2085

Wanted: Prelim BIO and Chem textbooks

We're going to have 2 Yr 11 classes next year for BIO and Chemistry and will be short on textbooks. Does anyone have extras of these to give away please? - Biology in Context The Spectrum of Life, 2003 edition, ISBN 9780195510836 - Conquering Chemistry - Preliminary Course - 4th edition (2004), ISBN...
by lizzieb
03 Dec 2015, 08:56
Forum: Safety with Chemicals
Topic: Mineral and rock safety alert
Replies: 40
Views: 8177

Re: Mineral and rock safety alert

Thought I'd post this info on this thread too, in case anyone is using the search button to find it.

https://www.asbestossafety.gov.au/sites ... 2015_0.pdf
by lizzieb
02 Dec 2015, 12:51
Forum: Announcements
Topic: SLAMN Conference 2015
Replies: 80
Views: 13092

Re: SLAMN Conference 2015

Congratulations to you and the rest of the committee, Narelle, for another great conference :clap3:

Particularly in regard to the successful move to a new venue :thumbup:

Thankyou all for the extra work you put in throughout the year to make this happen for us =D> It's greatly appreciated!
by lizzieb
04 Nov 2015, 12:32
Forum: Recipes and Pracs
Topic: setting / mounting agent for very small bones
Replies: 6
Views: 1786

Re: setting / mounting agent for very small bones

Jenna,

Do a search on here for 'embedded specimens'.

Noona ran a great prac at the SLAMN (then St Marys) Conference a few years back where we got to have a go at doing this ourselves.
There's some great photos on the thread.

It may still be possible to get a copy of the booklet.
by lizzieb
30 Oct 2015, 13:33
Forum: Safety with Chemicals
Topic: AUDIT
Replies: 25
Views: 4503

Re: AUDIT

ISS do the school cleaning here. When I asked that question a few years back I was told that they maintain their own chemical registers, but they were happy to supply MSDS for us.