Common Laboratory Equipment: Types & Uses


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For accurate volume measurements, which is the best piece of equipment to use?

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1. If you are dissecting a specimen, which would you be LEAST likely to use to help you?

2. Which piece of equipment is used to see very small specimens and samples?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help check your understanding of different equipment used in a lab setting. The practice questions help you identify the most important details regarding different lab equipment.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Instruments used to see small specimens and samples
  • Measuring instruments
  • Measuring volume

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will allow students to test the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define key terms, such as a beaker
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding dissecting specimens
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lab equipment lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more about laboratory equipment, review the accompanying lesson Common Laboratory Equipment: Types & Uses. This lesson will help you review:

  • When a graduated cylinder is needed
  • The purpose of a Bunsen burner
  • Properties of a Florence flask
  • Definition of a volumetric pipette
  • Benefits of a hot plate