Scientific Measurement Instruments: Types & Uses


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Which of the following tools would be used to measure mass?

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1. Which precision measuring tool is used to measure length, has a u-shape, and is often used in electrical engineering?

2. If a tool gives you the same measurement over and over again, you can say the tool is a(n):

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The worksheet and quiz help gauge your understanding of different scientific measurement instruments. The different types and their uses are topics you need to know for the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Take the quiz to gauge your comprehension of:

  • A tool that measures mass
  • Characteristic of a tool if it gives you a value close to the actual value
  • Name for a tool that gives you the same measurement repeatedly
  • A precision tool that measures length and has a u-shape

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on scientific measurement tools
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about where the final reading comes from on a screw gauge
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the characteristics of different tools used for scientific measurement

Additional Learning

See what more you can learn by using the lesson called Scientific Measurement Instruments: Types & Uses. This lesson lets you:

  • Identify types of measurement
  • Review characteristics of a screw gauge
  • Determine what Vernier calipers are