Lab Skills 2 – Name and Uses of Lab Equipment
Indiana Academic Standards
Process Standards – The Nature of Science
• Clearly communicate their ideas and results of investigations verbally and in written form using tables, graphs, diagrams, and photographs.
• Apply standard techniques in laboratory investigations to measure physical quantities in appropriate units and convert known quantities to other units as necessary.
What can you do to ensure that you work efficiently in the science laboratory?
Lab activities provide an opportunity to practice the process of science. Laboratories allow you to do what scientists all over the world do in research laboratories and in the field. Like all scientists, you will be using some common lab equipment. Your knowledge of equipment names and uses will ensure that you are able to choose the best tool for the task at hand and work efficiently. In this lab, you will identify some common pieces of laboratory equipment and as well a few that are unfamiliar. Additionally, you will infer the purpose of these items.