The Osseo School District is making changes to its teacher-led science demonstrations after four students were injured in a classroom accident at Maple Grove Junior High. In a 71-page report, the district says the methanol "flash bottle" demonstration will not be allowed pending further review. It also calls for a more stringent approval process for science demonstrations and a detailed list of approved demonstrations.
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School changes policy after Maple Grove students burned
KARE-11 says the Osseo School District has changed their science experiment policy a day after a chemical explosion during a class demonstration left four Maple Grove Middle School students with severe burns.
Burned student recalls science experiment gone awry
A 15-year-old student at Maple Grove Junior High School was taking notes while his science teacher conducted an experiment. The next thing he knew, he was burning. Fox 9 says the class was learning about methanol, a flammable substance, when a container exploded.
Teacher on leave after fire that hurt four students
A science teacher at Maple Grove Junior High has been placed on leave after an experiment went haywire and left four students with mild to severe burns. KARE 11 says the teacher will be on leave with pay until the district can wrap up its investigation.
Maple Grove students hospitalized with burns suffered during class
Four students at Maple Grove Junior High were hospitalized Thursday morning after a failed science experiment involving flammable gas. The students suffered burns ranging from mild to severe.
Oversight of classroom science experiments thin in Minnesota
Minnesota has no state guidelines governing classroom science experiments. A teacher's association has issued recommendations, but following them is purely voluntary. This month's accident that burned four Maple Grove students may lead to more scrutiny.
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