Use this Lab Equipment Scavenger Hunt and Practice worksheets to give your students a chance to identify common laboratory equipment in an engaging format! Attach the provided numbers to the common lab equipment around your classroom. If you don't have some of the pieces of equipment, No Worries! --picture cards are provided that you could use instead!
As an inquiry activity, send your students on their way to do the scavenger hunt as best they can before giving them the names of everything. They will have fun making educated guesses!
After reviewing the names of the equipment in the scavenger hunt, sometimes I have my students try to complete it again, and they always do much better! After this, hand out the practice worksheet where the students fill in the names of each piece of common lab equipment. I give this same page as a quiz later!
There is another worksheet that provides additional practice in thinking about how the different laboratory equipment is used in science class (for safety, for heating substances, for holding substances, for measuring, etc.).
I have found that this series of activities really helps my students to remember the names of the equipment for future use in my class.
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