You'd best be suited by designing an inert gas chamber to handle Na, K, etc. The big problem with them is that, even though they're explosive with water, they leave behind a lot of nasty chemicals, like NaOH, etc. You don't want to breathe that or get it in your eyes--the strong base can burn your retina out.
Although you say that you do your own research, as a HS student with no chemistry training and no access to a university library or better, I'd say that you're asking for at least a bit of trouble when working with energetic or hazardous materials. I hope you don't hurt yourself.