# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Nail Technician I Task 1242371293

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Demonstrate chemical product knowledge.


Demonstration includes

  • identifying nail lacquers, nail coatings, catalysts, adhesives, primers, monomers, polymers, antiseptics, and disinfectants
  • obtaining and maintaining SDS for each chemical
  • demonstrating proper usage, storage, and disposal of each chemical
  • explaining the hazards of mixing products
  • explaining the hazards of contact with skin and eyes, inhalation, and prolonged use of chemicals
  • recognizing the differences between irritation and allergic reactions
  • following all safety precautions and using safety equipment, i.e., gloves, glasses
  • not using products disapproved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Process/Skill Questions

  • What is the importance of understanding chemical properties?
  • What information is provided by the SDS?
  • What are potential dangers of improper storage and disposal of chemicals?

Related Standards of Learning



The student will investigate and understand that experiments in which variables are measured, analyzed, and evaluated produce observations and verifiable data. Key concepts include
  1. designated laboratory techniques;
  2. safe use of chemicals and equipment;
  3. proper response to emergency situations;
  4. manipulation of multiple variables, using repeated trials;
  5. accurate recording, organization, and analysis of data through repeated trials;
  6. mathematical and procedural error analysis;
  7. mathematical manipulations including SI units, scientific notation, linear equations, graphing, ratio and proportion, significant digits, and dimensional analysis;
  8. use of appropriate technology including computers, graphing calculators, and probeware for gathering data, communicating results, and using simulations to model concepts;
  9. construction and defense of a scientific viewpoint; and
  10. the use of current applications to reinforce chemistry concepts.