Triple Beam Balance: Definition & Use


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On a triple beam balance, the _____ is where you place the object whose mass you want to measure.

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1. What is the mass of the object being measured by the triple beam balance shown below?

2. What is the mass of the object being measured by the triple beam balance shown below?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Gauge how much you know about what a triple beam balance does and how to use it with this short quiz and corresponding worksheet. You must have a full understanding of how to read this device to do well on this quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be expected to do the following when you take this quiz:

  • Know where to place the object being measured
  • Solve sample problems to determine the mass of objects based on given images

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson, such as on what part of the triple beam balance an object is placed for measurement
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve practice problems
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding each counterweight of a triple balance beam

Additional Learning

You won't have to weigh your options to learn more about this instrument, simply go to the lesson titled Triple Beam Balance: Definition & Use. This lesson provides:

  • An image of a triple beam balance
  • Labels of each part of a triple beam balance
  • An explanation of what the pointer is lined up with on the scale