# Ch 2: Basic Science Lab Skills

Watch biology video lessons online and learn the definitions and uses for common laboratory equipment. Take advantage of the quizzes that follow each lesson to gauge your progress.

## Basic Science Lab Skills - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

In this chapter, instructors will lead you through lessons on lab safety and equipment, lab measurements and more. You'll learn about the parts of the compound microscope, uses for a meniscus and calculations used to determine the mass of an object. This chapter is designed to teach you about:

• Lab measurement types
• Displacement and volume
• Methods for protecting lab equipment
• Compound microscopes

Video Objectives
Understanding Laboratory Measurements: Units & Types Outlines the units of measurement for length, volume, mass and temperature that are part of a lab setting.
What Is a Meniscus? - Definition, Uses & Lab Examples Defines meniscus and describes how to read the meniscus of a fluid. Provides examples of fluids that make a meniscus concave along with examples of those that make it convex.
Using Displacement & Volume to Calculate the Mass of an Object Explains how to calculate the mass of an object by measuring its volume.
Common Laboratory Equipment: Types & Uses Identifies commonly used lab equipment. Provides details on the uses for pipettes, graduated cylinders, beakers, balances, Bunsen burners, petri dishes and more.
Laboratory Safety Techniques: Protecting People and Equipment Discusses the importance of lab safety. Highlights common lab safety practices, such as using personal protective equipment, washing hands, handling food and drink, labeling containers and wearing appropriate clothing.

6 Lessons in Chapter 2: Basic Science Lab Skills
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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