Terms in this set (46)

  • Balance
    Used to measure mass
  • Beaker
    Holds chemicals
  • Erlenmeyer Flask
    Holds chemicals
  • Evaporating dish
    Used to dry chemicals in
  • Funnel
    Used to filter solutions
  • Filter paper
    Fits inside funnel when filtering solutions
  • Forceps
    Used in dissections and picking up small objects in lab
  • graduated cylinder
    Used to measure liquid volume and volume of irregular shaped objects by water displacement method
  • hand lens
    Magnifies small samples that can't be seen well with the unaided eye
  • hot plate
    Warms solutions
  • Metric ruler
    Measures length
  • Stop watch
    Measures time
  • Meter stick
    Measures length
  • Dissecting microscope (Stereo microscope)
    An optical microscope designed for low magnification observation of a sample, typically using light reflected from the surface of an object rather than transmitted through it. This arrangement produces a three-dimensional visualization of the sample being examined. The stereo microscope is often used to study the surfaces of solid specimens or to carry out close work such as dissection, microsurgery, watch-making, circuit board manufacture or inspection, and fracture surfaces as in fractography and forensic engineering. They are thus widely used in manufacturing industry for manufacture, inspection and quality control. Stereo microscopes are essential tools in entomology.
  • Compound light microscope
    a type of microscope which uses visible light and a system of lenses to magnify images of small samples
  • Microscope Slide
    A thin, flat piece of glass used to hold objects for examination under a microscope
  • Cover Slip
    a thin flat piece of transparent material that is placed over objects for viewing with a microscope.
  • Spatula
    small stainless steel utensils, used for scraping, transferring, or applying powders and paste like chemicals or treatments
  • Scoopula
    brand name of a spatula-like scoop utensil used primarily in chemistry lab settings to transfer solids: to a weigh paper for weighing, to a cover slip to measure melting point, or to a watch glass from a flask or beaker through scraping.
  • Stirring Rod
    a piece of laboratory equipment used to mix chemicals and liquids for laboratory purposes.
  • Ring Stand
    Holds different types of clamps at various heights for heating and filtration during lab
  • Ring clamp or Iron ring
    Clamp that is used on ring stand for different lab setups
  • Petri dishes
    shallow cylindrical glass or plastic lidded dish that biologists use to culture cells[2] - such as bacteria - or small mosses
  • Lab Apron
    Protective material that covers clothing during lab
  • Safety goggles
    Protects eyes when working with (1) sharp objects (2) chemicals (3) fire
  • gloves
    Protective equipment that covers arms during lab (Can be latex or nitrile when working with chemicals) Also can have heat resistant gloves
  • pH paper
    Used to indicate the relative pH of a substance based on the color the pH paper turns
  • dropper (disposable pipette)
    Used when working with liquid chemicals / solutions
  • wire gauze
    Sits on top of a ring clamp to hold beaker or piece of equipment being heated. Bunsen burner will be below.
  • cork and rubber stoppers
    used to seal test tubes and flasks
  • test tube
    Holds chemicals
  • test tube rack
    Holds test tubes
  • test tube clamp or tongs
    Grabs test tubes during heating
  • test tube brush
    Cleans test tubes
  • thermometer
    used to measure the temperature of a substance
  • Beaker tongs
    Grabs hot beakers and allows you to move them
  • Crucible tongs
    Grabs hot cubicles and allows you to move them
  • Watch glass
    Used as a lid while heating beakers and as a place for a filtrate to dry
  • Centrifuge
    a piece of equipment that puts an object in rotation around a fixed axis (spins it in a circle), applying a potentially strong force perpendicular to the axis of spin (outward). The centrifuge works using the sedimentation principle, where the centripetal acceleration causes denser substances and particles to move outward in the radial direction. At the same time, objects that are less dense are displaced and move to the center. In a laboratory centrifuge that uses sample tubes, the radial acceleration causes denser particles to settle to the bottom of the tube, while low-density substances rise to the top
  • Incubator
    a device used to grow and maintain microbiological cultures or cell cultures. The incubator maintains optimal temperature, humidity and other conditions such as the carbon dioxide (CO2) and oxygen content of the atmosphere inside
  • Autoclave
    a pressure chamber used to sterilize equipment and supplies by subjecting them to high pressure saturated steam at 121 °C (249°F) for around 15-20 minutes depending on the size of the load and the contents
  • laboratory water bath
    a laboratory equipment made from a container filled with heated water. It is used to incubate samples in water at a constant temperature over a long period of time. All water baths have a digital or an analogue interface to allow users to set a desired temperature
  • Mortar and Pestle
    device used since ancient times to prepare ingredients or substances by crushing and grinding them into a fine paste or powder
  • Gel Electrophoresis
    a method for separation and analysis of macromolecules (DNA, RNA and proteins) and their fragments, based on their size and charge. It is used in clinical chemistry to separate proteins by charge and/or size (IEF agarose, essentially size independent) and in biochemistry and molecular biology to separate a mixed population of DNA and RNA fragments by length, to estimate the size of DNA and RNA fragments or to separate proteins by charge
  • dialysis tubing
    also known as Visking tubing, is a type of semi-permeable membrane tubing[1] used in separation techniques that facilitates the removal or exchange of small molecules from macromolecules in solution based on differential diffusion
  • Parafilm
    commonly used for sealing or protecting vessels (such as flasks or cuvettes). It is a ductile, malleable, waterproof, odorless, translucent and cohesive thermoplastic