Reading Science Equipment

This week in science we’ll be learning about how to use and read different scientific equipment.

Reading Graduated Cylinders 

An important thing to know is how to read fluids properly.

1.  Have a piece of paper with a solid line written on it. Hold this behind the graduated cylinder to help the meniscus stand out clearly.

2.  Here is a video that shows you the proper way to read the meniscus.

NOTE: Parallax is the phenomenon of having a distortion in the reading by not being at eye level.

Reading a Triple Beam Balance

This activity will help you to learn about the triple beam balance.

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