Basic Lab Equipment Vocabulary

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Corporate Landing Middle School, Virginia Beach, VA

Alcohol Burner

to heat a substance

Beaker

used like a cup to hold liquids

Beaker Tongs

to pick up and hold a beaker

Coverslip

used to cover an object on a microscope slide

Erlenmeyer Flask

used to swirl or mix solutions; can be heated

Funnel

used to pour substances from one container to another substance

Graduated Cylinder

measures the volume of liquid (ml)

Hot Plate

used to heat substances

Medicine Dropper

to transfer small amounts (drops) of liquid

Metric Ruler

used to measure length

Microscope

used to view objects to small to be seen with the naked eye

Microscope Slide

holds material being viewed under a microscope

specimen dish

used to view specimens

Test Tube

to be used for heating or holding small quantities of a substance

Test Tube Brush

to clean a test tube

Test Tube Clamp

to hold a single test tube

Test Tube Rack

used to hold test tubes in an upright position

Thermometer

to measure temperature of a substance

Triple Beam Balance

measures the mass of an object (g)

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