How to Measure Liquid Volume


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If you want to accurately measure 300 mL of liquid, you might want to use this cylindrical container with markings on the side.

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1. This curved surface is created because liquid clings to the edge of a graduated cylinder.

2. You should do this when taking a liquid volume reading.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

With the quiz and printable worksheet you can test your understanding of how liquid volumes are measured. Practice problems will test your knowledge of measuring liquid volumes using specialized equipment.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this assessment you'll be tested on:

  • The name of a device for measuring milliliters of a liquid
  • A term used to describe the curved surface created by a liquid inside a container
  • The correct method for taking a liquid volume reading
  • What a graduated cylindrical container with a stopcock is called
  • A simple equation to determine the amount of liquid dispensed from a cylinder

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use your understanding of how to take precise measurements of liquid volumes
  • Knowledge application - use acquired knowledge to answer questions about the equipment and methods used to measure liquid volumes in a laboratory
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding how liquid volumes are accurately measured in the laboratory and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about measuring liquid volumes, review the accompanying lesson entitled How to Measure Liquid Volume. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Precise laboratory tools for measuring liquids
  • How liquids are measured in cylinders
  • Specialized cylinders for measuring liquids