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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Beloved small town MN baseball field destroyed by severe storm
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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.
Changes made after science-class accident
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.
House bill would require teachers to pass basic skills tests before entering classroom
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House votes to end DNR's oversight of school trust land
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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.
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