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Lab Equipment

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magnifying glass
used for low magnification of an object; does not need a power source
dissecting tray
used as a surface to cut specimen safely
T-pins
used to pin specimen to dissecting tray
Forceps
used for gripping tissues
Scissors
used for cutting thin tissue samples
Probe
used to test texture by pushing on the parts of the organism
Scalpel
used for cutting through layers of tissue
Goggles
used to protect eyes
Digital Scale
used to precisely determine mass
Graduated Cylinder
used for accurately measuring volume of liquids
Test Tube
used for mixing chemicals or heating them in small amounts
Beaker
used for running reactions, mixing chemicals, heating chemicals, and ice baths
Test Tube Rack
used to hold groups of test tubes
Busen Burner
used as a heat source; uses natural gas
Dropper
used for small amounts of liquids
Pipette
used to accurately measure tiny amounts of liquid
Microscope
used for viewing small samples at higher magnification levels than a magnifying glass
Cover Slip
used to spread out the sample on the microscope slide by pressing flat
Petri Dish
used for cultivating bacteria/ fungi samples
Thermometer
used to measure temperature
Funnel
used to filter and for adding chemicals without spilling
Metric Ruler
used to measure length, width, and height
Erlenmeyer Flask
used for running reactions, heating chemicals; can be closed with cork or stopper
Test Tube Brush
used to clean test tubes
Lens Paper
used for cleaning microscope lenses and slides without scratching
Striker
used to create a spark to light Busen burner
Inoculating Loop
used to culture bacteria in a test tube
Tongs
used to pick up hot glassware
Test Tube Holder
used pick up a single test tube safely, especially if it's hot
pH Paper
used to test the pH (acidic) level of a substance on a scale from 1-14
Apron
used to protect your clothing