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Lab Equipment

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graduated cylinder
accurately measures liquid volumes to within 1%
erlenmeyer flask
measures liquid volumes to within 5%; used to hold liquids; has large bottom and small neck and mouth
beaker
measures liquid volumes to within 5%; used to hold liquids; looks like cup or glass
test tube
open tube used to hold liquids
pipette
measures small amounts of liquids accurately
syringe
used to measure liquids, often associated with "shots"
meter stick
measures length,100 centimeters or 1,000 millimeters long
ruler
measure lengths typically less than 30 centimeters
electronic balance
accurately measures massesless than 150 grams
triple-beam balance
measures masses up to 1,500 grams (1.5 kilograms)
thermometer
measures temperature (science uses degrees in Celsius)
scapel
used to cut tissue (major safety concern)
scissors
used for general cutting (major safety concern)
forceps
resembles tweezers; used to pick up or hold tissue or small items
T-pins
used to hold down dissection specimen
probes
used to separate tissue when dissecting
ring stand & metal support ring
holds funels, wire gauze above table
clamps
holds test tubes,thermometers, etc
bunsen burner or hot plate
used to heat substances (major safety concern)
striker (flint lighter)
used to light bunsen burner
Petri dish
used to grow bacteria, mold, or sprout seeds
Innoculating loop
used to transfer bacteria from one place to another
funnel
help direct poured liquids into smaller container; holds filter paper
filter paper
special paper used to separate solids from liquids; also used to separate colored pigments
culture dish
holds liquids to grow small organisms
stoppers & corks
used to cover ends of test tubes and flasks
stir rods
glass, plastic or wooden sticks used for stirring
spatula
small scoop used to transfer powder and crystal chemicals
test-tube holder
special clamp used to hold hot test-tube
test-tube rack
holds 5-6 test-tubes in a row
test-tube brush
special brush used to clean test-tubes
mortar and pestle
used to grind up materials such as leaves
slides & cover slips
used to make "wet mounts" to view under microscope
compound microscope
used to view microscopic or near microscopic items
dissecting microscope
low magnification scope used to view small specimens in 3-D