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# Tools & Safety

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Calculator
Used to calculate mathematical problems
Hand Lens
Makes small objects look bigger (magnifies)
Metric Ruler
Measures length, width, height, and depth in centimeters and millimeters
Thermometer
Measures temperature in degrees Celcius
Triple Beam Balance
Measures mass in grams
Measures liquid volume in milliliters (small amounts) and measures more precise.
Beaker
Measures liquid volume in milliliters (large amounts)
Compass
Indicates direction (N, S, E, W)
Stopwatch
Measures elapsed time in minutes and seconds. EX: Joe ran the lap in 2 minutes.
Safety Goggles
Protects eyes
Spring Scale
Measures force (pull of gravity) or weight of an object in newtons or grams
Microscope
Uses a lens to magnify very small images you CAN'T see with your eyes (microscopic)
Hot Plate
Heats up substances or used for evaporation
Magnet
Attracts magnetic objects. Opposites always attract.
What does a triple beam balance/double pan balance scale measure?
Mass
What measurement unit does a triple beam balance/double pan balance scale measure in?
Grams
Telescope
Use to make objects that are far away appear larger and closer using mirrors and/or lenses
What is the first thing you should do in the science lab if you spilled something or found a broken beaker?
Tell the teacher immediately
Which science tool would you use to measure temperature?
Thermometer
Which science tool would you use to measure the mass of something?
A triple beam balance/double pan balance scale
meter stick
Measures long distances (cm) (m)
test tube
holds liquids
test tube rack
holds test tubes
Timer
measures a given amount of time. EX: You have one minute to finish your test.
oven mitt/pot holder
protects hands from heat
safety gloves
protects hands from spills
funnel
helps pour liquids from a big container into a smaller container
hold liquids and used for stirring
aquarium
holds objects found in water
terrarium
holds objects found on land
prism
object used to refract light to create a rainbow
eye dropper
drops small amounts of liquid one at a time
pipette
drops large amounts of liquid at a time
test tube clamp
an object used to hold a test tube when carrying it
beaker tongs
holds beakers when hot
Bunsen burner
heat source with a blue flame
What unit of measurements do scientist always use?
METRIC!
How should you smell an unknown liquid?
waft
How should you keep your work area?
Clean and neat
What should be rolled or pushed up?
sleeves
What is not allowed at school and certainly not in the science lab?
gum
What should you never do in the lab unless instructed by your teacher?
eat or drink
What is not tolerated in the lab and will immediately have you dismissed from the lab?
horseplay
What should you always do before beginning a lab?