What is an Autoclave? - Definition & Uses Video


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The autoclave is a (an) ___________ that uses steam and pressure.

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1. The function of the autoclave is to ________ the items, which is when all microorganisms and their spores are killed.

2. The resistant form of a microorganism, or its _______, are also killed in the autoclave

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of what an autoclave is and the minimum temperature the autoclave should reach. You will be tested on the use of the autoclave by researchers and a resistant microorganism that is killed in the autoclave.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • What an autoclave is
  • The function of the autoclave
  • The resistant microorganism that is killed in the autoclave
  • The minimum temperature requirements for the autoclave
  • The use of the autoclave by researchers

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the autoclave lesson
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding the function of an autoclave
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about the autoclave's basic uses and its impact on microorganisms

Additional Learning

To learn more about the autoclave, review the lesson called What is an Autoclave? - Definition & Uses. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Identify what an autoclave is and what it is used
  • Understand the basics of how an autoclave works
  • Review the importance of temperature to the autoclave's function
  • Learn about the uses of autoclaves by different professionals