## Science Lab Equipment

## Triple Beam Balanced

The triple beam balance used to measure weight. You can use it by moving all the three sliders completely to the left. Then, place the object to be weighted on the scale and slide each slider to the right until the beam balances out.

## Metric Ruler

Metric rulers are a foot long ruler, labeled on one side with 12 inches and labeled on the other with 30 centimeters. Metric rulers are used to measure small distances and create a straight edge. When graphing, always use a metric ruler to create straight lines from one point to another. It is used to "measure the length, width, and height of something using the metric system".

The definition of a metric ruler is, as defined by freedictionary.com, "a type of ruler that has its markings in metric units. It differs with the English system, which uses the inch as its units of measurement. The English system is normally changed to the metric system by multiplying the measurements in inches by 2.54 and by dividing with the same number to get to the English system".

The definition of a metric ruler is, as defined by freedictionary.com, "a type of ruler that has its markings in metric units. It differs with the English system, which uses the inch as its units of measurement. The English system is normally changed to the metric system by multiplying the measurements in inches by 2.54 and by dividing with the same number to get to the English system".

## Graduated Cylinder

Graduated cylinders are glass vials used to measure liquid volume. It is defined by freedictionary.com as, "a measuring instrument for measuring fluid volume; a glass container (cup or cylinder or flask) whose sides are marked with or divided into amounts".