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.”

NYCDOE Updated the

Science Safety Manual

(Grades 6-12)

Good Afternoon Everyone:

I am hoping the email greets most of you in your Monday morning inbox.  I am excited to announce our Science Supervisors Association End-of-Year Meeting which will take place on Friday May 12th at the New Visions office in Manhattan. 

In our last full day professional development session for this year we will be examining the New Visions Biology curriculum with a lens on ML and ELL learners in the science classroom.  Breakfast and lunch will be provided as usual. 

Since this is a Friday meeting, we are also very excited to share that our sponsor for this meeting, Lab Aids, will host a small social hour and the conclusion of the meeting and school day. 

We are grateful to have this opportunity to spend time together networking with other schools and colleagues throughout the city.

I look forward to seeing so many of you.  Please remember that you do not need to be a member to attend but we encourage you to join our organization.  We encourage schools to send a teacher leader in their place if they cannot attend or bring a teacher and learn together.  CTLE credit is also provided to attendees.

MAY End of Year PD Meeting

DATE:        5/12/23

TIME:         9 am - 2:00 pm

​Location:  New Visions

​                  205 East 42nd Street

                  New York, NY 10017

Sponsor:  Lab-Aids​​

CTLE credit available for attendance at these meetings

Highlights of Past 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

Bring MEMBERSHIP DUES to the first meeting and save the postage.


All paid members receive student graduation certificates and an end-of-year gift.

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

​Become A Member!

Submit your information in  the online form below or send a completed membership form by mail