Today, we began work on our laboratory safety contract. As I explained to the students, it would be easy to simply give them a contract I produced, tell them that those are the rules and enforce them. However, I have chosen to go a different route. We all participated today in discussing what sort of things could go wrong in a science lab. Then we discussed ways that we could prevent things from going wrong. I will now take those suggestions, combined with the suggestions created by the Science 6 and Intro to Engineering students, and create a contract for all students to sign. This allows them to be the ones deciding upon the rules, policies, and consequences to ensure that the science classrooms and labs remain as safe as possible for all people in the labs.