Ch 3: Laboratory Equipment, Solutions & Measurements

About This Chapter

Let our video lessons aid in your review of common laboratory equipment and how to use it. Improve your understanding of safety regulations, how to handle solutions and types of measurements.

Laboratory Equipment, Solutions & Measurements - Chapter Summary

Watch these lessons to refresh your knowledge of laboratory equipment, safety procedures and equipment and safe handling of chemicals and biological materials in the lab. You'll also review the right way to process specimens on microscope slides and brush up on measurements used in the lab. After completing this chapter's lessons, you should be able to:

  • Name types of laboratory equipment and describe how it is used
  • Explain laboratory safety techniques
  • Describe safe methods of handling laboratory solutions, chemicals and biological materials
  • Report the right way to preserve, stain and mount specimens for the microscope
  • List units and types of measurement used in the lab

These lessons are available anytime on a computer or mobile device. You can take the quizzes that accompany them to gauge your knowledge. If you have any questions, you can submit them to the instructors for assistance.

5 Lessons in Chapter 3: Laboratory Equipment, Solutions & Measurements
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Common Laboratory Equipment: Types & Uses

1. Common Laboratory Equipment: Types & Uses

Biologists use all kinds of equipment in their labs to run their experiments. In this lesson, you'll identify some of the most common pieces of equipment as well as when you should or shouldn't use them.

Laboratory Safety Techniques: Protecting People and Equipment

2. Laboratory Safety Techniques: Protecting People and Equipment

Laboratory safety is not fun, but following the rules ensures that lab activities can be enjoyed by everyone. In this lesson, we cover some basic lab safety rules to follow that will help lab time be both safe and fun.

Handling Laboratory Solutions, Chemicals & Biological Materials

3. Handling Laboratory Solutions, Chemicals & Biological Materials

Working in a laboratory requires careful attention, both for safety and successful completion of tasks. Learn about the many ways biological and chemical substances need to be properly prepared, identified, stored, dispensed, and disposed of.

How to Preserve, Stain & Mount Microscope Specimens

4. How to Preserve, Stain & Mount Microscope Specimens

Microscopes are incredible tools for observing the tiniest of organisms. Here we will identify the types of slides that can be made and describe how to best preserve, stain, and mount specimens. At the end, you can test yourself with a brief quiz.

Understanding Laboratory Measurements: Units & Types

5. Understanding Laboratory Measurements: Units & Types

There are many different units that can be used for measurements. This may not only lead to incorrect data measurements, but also to confusion about which units are most appropriate. Therefore, a standard set of units is used for each type of measurement in the biology lab.

Chapter Practice Exam
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