What is a Test Tube Used for in Science?


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What does it mean when someone says that they've used a test tube to culture bacteria?

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1. A test tube has a largely:

2. Test tubes are usually made out of glass or:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Answer these questions to make sure you know how test tubes are used in a laboratory. You will be asked to identify how they are used and what they are made of.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz set you can assess your knowledge of topics like:

  • The meaning of culturing bacteria
  • What shape a test tube has
  • Materials used to make test tubes

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as vacutainer
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the common uses for test tubes
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the appearance of and materials used to make test tubes

Additional Learning

If you would like to learn more about this type of laboratory equipment, read the lesson titled What is a Test Tube Used for in Science? It will help you understand things like:

  • The benefits of the materials used in making test tubes
  • Common uses for test tubes in a laboratory
  • Other common lab equipment