David Russell
Career and Technical Education
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
High School
9, 10, 11, 12
AEA Learning Online OER Course, Iowa K-12 E-Ciurriculum, Shop Safety, Wood Shop Safety Video, aea-learning-online-oer-course, iowa-k-12-e-ciurriculum
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Wood Shop Safety


Wood Shop Safety



Grade Level: 9th-12th

Subject: Wood Working 

Duration: 50 minutes

DOK Level: 3

SAMR Level: Redefinition

Iowa Core Standard: 21.9-12.ESE1 Essential Concept and/or Skill: Communicate and work productively with others. incorporating different perspectives and cross-cultural understanding, to increase innovation and the quality of work

Important Terms related to safety: Materials Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), (ANSI) Z87.1 Safety Glass requirement

Objective: Students will be able to identify and point out safe and unsafe practices in the wood shop

Essential Question: What are the 6 elements of a wood shop safety plan?


  1. Show the video Wood shop Safety

  2. Short Discussion of the 6 elements of a wood shop safety plan

  3. Have the students work in small groups drawing the shop layout on grid paper, noting where any hazards may be located, plus the location of all fire extinguishers

Product or Assessment:

Students will be assessed on the safety unit test.