In this "how-to" video, I address:
-Why we use a graduated cylinder to accurately measure volume, rather than a beaker
-How to determine the scale of a graduated cylinder
-What the meniscus is, and how it affects an accurate reading
-How eye position affects an accurate reading
-Several example problems, for students to practice.
This is a great video for middle school, high school physical science, or chemistry. The video can be used as a refresher for students that miss a lesson, or as practice for students at home.