lab tools and their functions

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glass slide

holds and supports the microscopic specimen

funnel

designed to catch and direct the flow of a liquid into the mouth of a narrow container

cover slip

protects the microscopic specimen

test tube

used to hold and run chemical tests on small portions of a given substance

graduated cylinder

measures the volume of a liquid

beaker

used to heat or pour liquids as well as measure volume of a liquid

test tube rack

holds test tubes in place

meterstick

measures length

florence flask

used to separate or purify substances

erlenmeyer flask

used to heat liquids

watch glass

used to examine small substances such as powders

microscope

used to view microscopic specimen

medicine dropper

used to apply small amounts of liquid

petri dish

used to grow bacteria

triple beam balance

used to measure mass

bunsen burner

heat source

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