Ch 3: TExES Physical Science 6-12: Laboratory Equipment

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Feel confident in your ability to answer questions about laboratory equipment on the TExES Physical Science 6-12 exam by exploring this chapter. Review engaging lessons and take multiple-choice quizzes to strengthen your knowledge of this equipment before exam day.

TExES Physical Science 6-12: Laboratory Equipment - Chapter Summary

As you study for the TExES Physical Science 6-12 exam, it's good to get reacquainted with important test concepts. This chapter ensures you have a quality understanding of laboratory equipment by going over laboratory safety techniques, lab measurements and much more. After exploring the lessons, you will be able to do the following:

  • List types and uses of common laboratory equipment
  • Share techniques for laboratory safety that protect people and equipment
  • Exhibit knowledge of standard laboratory safety equipment
  • Explain how to handle laboratory solutions, chemicals and biological materials
  • Discuss the ethics of biological studies with living organisms
  • Describe units and types of laboratory measurements
  • Showcase an understanding of units and conversion in the metric system

This chapter features a self-paced format, which means you are able to choose the lessons you want to study and go over them as frequently as necessary according to your schedule. You can also enjoy the flexibility of reviewing the lessons and accessing other study tools via any smartphone or tablet at home or on the go. As you progress through the lessons, feel free to find out how much you understand by taking multiple-choice quizzes and a more comprehensive exam. Any questions that arise can be submitted to our subject-matter experts via the Dashboard.

7 Lessons in Chapter 3: TExES Physical Science 6-12: Laboratory Equipment
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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.

Standard Laboratory Safety Equipment

3. Standard Laboratory Safety Equipment

Even with proper precautions, lab accidents do happen. When they do, knowing what safety equipment is in your lab, where it is located, and how to use it can prevent further harm to both the lab and the people working in it.

Handling Laboratory Solutions, Chemicals & Biological Materials

4. 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.

The Ethics of Biological Studies With Living Organisms

5. The Ethics of Biological Studies With Living Organisms

In this lesson, you'll learn about some general ethical considerations that must be taken when procuring and treating animals used in biological studies. Afterward, take our quiz to see what you've learned.

Understanding Laboratory Measurements: Units & Types

6. 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.

The Metric System: Units and Conversion

7. The Metric System: Units and Conversion

Just like you and your friend communicate using the same language, scientists all over the world need to use the same language when reporting the measurements they make. This language is called the metric system. In this lesson we will cover the metric units for length, mass, volume, density and temperature, and also discuss how to convert among them.

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