NYCDOE Updated the

Science Safety Manual

(Grades 6-12)

CTLE credit available for attendance at these meetings


Cengage/National Geographic (2023)

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (Dec. 2019)

New Visions (Nov. 2019)

iTutor (Oct. 2019)

Lab Aids (Apr. 2019)

McGraw Hill Education (Dec. 2018)

 LiveOn NY (Nov. 2018)

Pearson Education ( Sept. 2018)

Mcraw-Hill Education (April 2018)  ​​

Vernier  (Jan. 2018)

Lab Aids

Penquin Random House

​Pearson Publishing

McGraw Hill​​

Random House Publishers 

​American Museum of Natural History

Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge

Perfection Learning

Cengage Learning

Highlights of Past Meetings

Please be advised the New York City Department of Education Science Safety Manual for Grades 6–12 has been updated and is now available on WeTeach; this manual replaces the 2008 Science Safety Manual version for grades 6–12. Note that the 2008 Science Safety Manual is still applicable for grades K–5. 

The new NYCDOE Science Safety Manual Grades 6–12 is designed for secondary school administrators, science teachers, laboratory specialists, and other staff working with secondary science classes. It provides guidance around safe and ethical procedures for science teaching and learning—including information on City, State, and federal regulations for science laboratories, investigations, and experiential learning activities.

It also contains information about obtaining, using, storing, and disposing of chemicals and materials used for science and STEM activities, and provides a set of relevant links, forms, and other resources to support science safety.

For questions, email with the subject line, “Science Safety Manual.”

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​If you know another supervisor of science, please encourage them to join us.

March PD Meeting

DATE:        3-15-23 (Wed)

TIME:         10 am - 2:30 pm

​Location:  CSA Headquarters

​                  40 Rector Street, Floor 12

                  New York, NY 10006

Sponsor:  Cengage/National Geographic

​​Theme: How to spark critical thinking in the classroom

Good Afternoon and Happy Friday:

 We will be holding our next Science Supervisors Assn meeting on Wednesday March 15th from 10am-2:30 pm at CSA Headquarters in Manhattan once again. 

The sponsor will be Cengage/National Geographic.

For this meeting we have two amazing presenters!  Our keynote speaker will be:

  • *Dr. Heather J. Lynch, a National Geographic Explorer, who will be speaking about how to spark critical thinking in the classroom through speaking about her work with penguins, data science, and environmental change. 
  • *Our additional presenter will be the NYC Office of Sustainability who will present about tools for using data and texts in the classroom with resources available for grades K-12 across multiple subjects.  We of course will provide any updates from Central Offices that we have. 

Lunch will be provided  

Please note in the link that there is a question about needing your science labs upgraded.  I am collecting this information to share with the DOE.  If you feel your science labs are in disrepair and require significant renovations, please reply yes to the question. 

In addition, I will once again try to encourage the DOE to open up the test for lab specialists.  Please indicate if you would hire or replace a lab specialist if there were a pool of certified/qualified candidates available.

 Finally, we are continuing to collect
member dues at each meeting.  In-service members are $25 and retirees are $20.  Any DOE employees may join.  You may continue to attend as a non-member but please know that your membership allows us to expand our PD offerings and special gifts for end of school year celebrations.  Please see Felicia Giunta at the next meeting to become an active member.

 I am excited to see everyone again next week.

 Thank You,