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Lab Coat

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White coats, or lab coats, have to protect the scientist from all the dangerous things that can happen in a lab. They have long sleeves and are very absorbent to keep spills away from the scientist's body. White is an ideal color so that the scientist can easily tell if their coat is clean or not.

  1. 1. What does a lab coat do to spills?
    1. a. Repel them
    2. b. Absorb them
    3. c. Stain
  2. 2. Why is white a good color?
    1. a. Spills are very obvious
    2. b. It looks good
    3. c. It's cool after Labor Day
  3. 3. What's another name for a lab coat?
    1. a. Silver sheath
    2. b. White coat
    3. c. Lab lounger