Decide whether each scenario is safe or unsafe. If it is unsafe, you will be prompted to explain why. You can use your kitchen safety activity to help you.
Jody put her long hair into a ponytail before she went into the kitchen to cook supper.
Alex chose to use dull knives so that she would not cut herself.
Explain why using dull knives is unsafe.
When the chef knife slipped out of Ana’s fingers, she tried her best to catch it.
Explain why it is unsafe to try to catch a falling knife.
Joey could not find the can opener, so he used a sharp knife to open the can of milk.
Explain why using a knife to open a can is dangerous.
Malik used a damp paper towel to pick up bits of broken glass where the broom would not reach.
Maria put the dirty steak knives into the sink to soak.
Explain why it is unsafe to let your sharp knives soak in a sink.
Martin lifted the lid of the pan’s lid with the opening pointing towards his face to see if the mixture thickened.
Explain why it is unsafe to lift the lid of the pan with the opening pointing towards you. What can happen?
Sophia mounted the paper towel rack right over the stovetop so it would be convenient to wipe up spills.
Why would storing paper products near the oven be unsafe?
Mia had the fire extinguisher removed because she did not like the way it looked in the kitchen.
Mia removing the fire extinguisher from the kitchen is unsafe! Why?
When Nico couldn’t find a potholder, he grabbed a damp dishcloth to take the casserole out of the oven.
Explain why using a damp dish cloth or pot holder to handle hot pots and pans is unsafe.