16 terms

lab tools and their functions

glass slide
holds and supports the microscopic specimen
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
used to heat or pour liquids as well as measure volume of a liquid
test tube rack
holds test tubes in place
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
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