Can You Identify the Lab Equipment From an Image?

By: Robin Tyler
Estimated Completion Time
4 min
Can You Identify the Lab Equipment From an Image?
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About This Quiz

You remember your high school days, don't you? There was always buzz around the class on the days you knew that chemistry experiments would take place, right? Breaking up into groups, you would be given a whole host of interesting equipment to perform the experiments with. 

These included Bunsen burners, flasks, test tubes and wire gauze, for example. These are just a few examples of what you can find in a laboratory when it comes to equipment. Of course, it also depends on that laboratory's focus point. For example, a biology laboratory is going to be very different from a chemistry laboratory. 

Outside of a school environment, laboratories are massive and have many different types of equipment that you may not ever have seen before. Certainly not in the school environment. And for that reason, the "Can You Identify the Lab Equipment From an Image?" is pretty tough. It certainly will have you thinking back to your high school days as you try to set on the name of a peculiar looking flask. 

But just take your time, and if you really don't know, we have proved hints to give you a bit of a helping hand. Good luck!

7 Stopwatch When you need to accurately record the time a experiment runs for, you would use this. What is it?
Stopwatch
Depending on the nature of an experiment in laboratory conditions, you might need to time certain aspects of it. And the most accurate way to do this is with a timer. And what's the most accurate time? A stopwatch, of course!
Mortar and Pestle
Filter paper
Bell jar

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8 Evaporating dish Can you tell us, from the options below, what piece of lab equipment is shown in this image?
Thermometer
Evaporating dish
If an experiment calls for water to be separated from solids, you would us an evaporating dish. Don't worry, you don't need to wait for this process over time as the dish can be placed over a burner to speed up the process.
Electric vacuum pump
Centrifuge

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13 Barnes bottle Need to store liquids in a sealed container for a period of time. Use this then. Do you know what it is?
Barnes bottle
Barnes bottles are usually used in a laboratory when liquids need to be stored. And how are they different from other bottles? Well, they usually have a dropper which can be used to pick up liquids and drop them where needed, one drop at a time.
Safety goggles
Gloves
Stirring rod

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12 Pestle and mortar Not only used in the lab, but in cooking as well, can you name this piece of equipment used to grind substances into a powder?
Spatula
Pestle and mortar
A pestle and mortar would not only be found in your kitchen but in a chemistry laboratory as well. Why? Well, it is useful for grinding up reagents for example, making them into a fine powder.
Flammable cabinet
Rubber apron

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5 Funnel What piece of laboratory equipment is shown in this image?
Funnel
Every good lab is going to need a funnel from time to time. Whenever you need to pour a liquid into a vessel with a narrow neck, better to do it with a funner to avoid spillage... especially if it is a harmful liquid!
Primary color light sticks
Beaker tongs
Evaporating dish

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16 Test tube A staple of the high school laboratory, what piece of equipment is shown here?
Lab burner
Test tube
Perhaps one of the first pieces of laboratory equipment you might have worked with at high school, test tubes come in a range of shapes and sizes. They have many uses including mixing solutions, heating solutions, to observe reactions or to heat or melt solids.
Griffin beaker
Ice melting blocks

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17 Safety goggles What piece of laboratory safety equipment is this?
Gloves
Safety goggles
Chemicals can be dangerous, and taking the correct precautions while working with them is essential. This means wearing the correct safety equipment. Goggles will help protect your eyes, especially when working with volatile liquids or conducting experiments.
Rubber apron
None of the above

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9 Filtering flasks Need to filter liquids? Then use this. Do you know what it is?
Mercury vacuum
Automated analyzer
Goniometer
Filtering flasks
Filter flasks use filter paper to filter various mixtures needed for experiments. It includes a tube at the top which stops the build up of unwanted pressure in the tube.

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6 Gloves What piece of laboratory safety equipment is this?
Gloves
Chemicals can be dangerous, and taking the correct precautions while working with them is essential. This means wearing the correct safety equipment. Gloves will help protect your hands. Normally, a lab would have both leather and nitrile gloves available.
Safety goggles
Rubber apron
None of the above

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15 Volumetric flask What piece of laboratory equipment is shown in this image?
Portable micro burner
Volumetric flask
When solutions or liquids need to be accurately prepared or measured, you would use a volumetric flask. These flasks come in a range of different sizes perfect for any laboratory experiment you might choose to do.
Timer
Drying rack

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31 Petri dish Name this kind of laboratory equipment that is commonly found in biology labs.
Burette clamp
Petri dish
Petri dishes are used to make agar plates for microbiology studies. This shallow dish is partially filled with warm liquid containing agar and a mixture of specific ingredients such as nutrients, blood, salts, dyes, amino acids, or antibiotics. After, they are incubated for period of time and then studied.
Cork borer
Syringe

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14 Stopper Can you tell us, from the options below, what piece of lab equipment is shown in this image?
Fire syringe
Stopper
While conducting experiments or even when storing liquids, flasks might need to be closed. To do this, you would need a stopper. Stoppers are available in of different sizes and can be found for most laboratory glassware with an open top.
Oxygen sensor
Tongs

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1 Bunsen burner When you need to heat something up, this is your go-to piece of lab equipment. What is it?
Bunsen burner
You remember them for high school, don't you? They were only brought out for certain experiments and only given to the "responsible" students. Bunsen burners come in many shapes and forms and generally run on butane, propane or alcohol.
Bioreactor
Petrie dish
Photometer

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11 Graduated cylinders Can you name the equipment in which precise, accurate measurements of liquid are taken?
Graduated cylinders
Any precise and accurate measuring of liquids should be done with a graduated cylinder. The smallest sizes are the most accurate but of course, do not hold as much liquid.
Bung
Cork borer
Signal analyzer

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4 Griffin beaker A marked vessel that can be used in many ways, what is the name of this often used piece of laboratory equipment?
Shaker
Autoclave
Burette
Griffin beaker
Griffin beakers can be used in a number of ways in a laboratory, particularly when it comes to experiments with liquids. Not only can they store liquids but they can be used to mix them as well. They are also used as sand or water baths.

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22 Dry heat oven What piece of laboratory equipment is shown in this image?
Bung
Dry heat oven
Why would you need an oven in a laboratory? Well, a dry heat oven is a great addition to any laboratory in which equipment needs to be sterilized. Simply place it in the oven, leave it for the recommended period and your equipment is good to be used again.
Watch glasses
Rubber tubing

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28 Test tube brush From the options below, which piece of lab equipment is shown here?
Bung
Test tube brush
In a laboratory, test tubes are often the most used containers when it comes to holding or mixing liquids. And these need to be cleaned. A special test tube brush will get the job done right.
Evaporating dishes
Crucible

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26 Wash bottle Can you tell us, from the options below, what piece of lab equipment is shown in this image?
Electronic nose
Wash bottle
Every lab will have a wash bottle, or more! With a plastic nozzle attached to it, a wash bottle can be used to clean equipment or to apply solutions as need be.
Filter funnel
Shaker

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29 Tongs Used to pick up laboratory equipment, what is this?
Joint clip
Tongs
A pair of tongs is a must around a laboratory. They are especially useful when dealing with dangerous liquids, or when liquids have been heated. Instead of touching them with your gloved hands, you can move it around using the tongs.
Distortion meter
Angular rate sensor

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33 Erlenmeyer flasks What piece of laboratory equipment is shown in this image?
Spectrophotometer
Crucible multimeter
Erlenmeyer flasks
Erlenmeyer flasks can be used in a number of ways in a laboratory, particularly when it comes to experiments with liquids. Not only can they store liquids but they can be used to mix them as well or to catch gases.
Digital multimeter

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37 Lab coat Name this piece of laboratory clothing, please.
Lab coat
You have seen them all before right? In every laboratory you go into, the staff frequenting it will be wearing a lab coat. This is to help protect their clothing from chemicals etc.
Gloves
Protective foot wear
None of the above

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2 Lab stands These are available in many configurations, including as a tripod. Can you name this piece of laboratory equipment?
Mini Ripple Tank
Lab stands
Lab stands are found in every laboratory. They can be used to hold beakers over a burning flame or to support flasks or test tubes. Lab stands come in many different layouts including tripods, support stands or wire stands.
Fume hoods
ULT Freezers

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35 Test tube holder This piece of lab equipment supports something. What is it?
Heated bath
Beehive shelf
Test tube holder
Test tubes are used everyday in laboratories. If you are working with just one and don't want to hold it all the time, just place it in a test tube holder.
Autoclave tape

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40 Face shield Can you name the piece of lab equipment in this image?
Still
Face shield
When working with any experiments in which a volatile or otherwise dangerous or toxic substance will be used, it's best to wear a face shield, so you are protected. They are usually made of clear plastic.
Mortar and pestle
Crucible

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34 Test tube rack Can you tell us, from the options below, what piece of lab equipment is shown in this image?
Griffin beaker
Bunsen burner
Test tube rack
In a laboratory, test tubes are often the most used containers when it comes to holding or mixing liquids. And they don't stand by themselves, so when you are not using them, place them in a test tube rack.
None of the above

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38 Thermometer Please tell us the name this lab equipment piece that helps tell us the temperature?
Lab stands
Thermometer
Why you would need a thermometer in a laboratory is pretty self explanatory. It allows you to measure the temperature of liquids when conducting experiments.
Erlenmeyer flasks
Funnel

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20 Pipette Used to transfer liquids a drop at a time, can you name this piece of lab equipment?
Pipette
A pipette is a glass tube that can be used to measure liquids or transfer them where needed. Usually, these are marked to allow precise measurements and sometimes come with a dropper. Otherwise, liquids are just kept in place by holding your thumb over the top opening once drawn up.
Hose barb
Alcohol burner
Boiling chip

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31 Heated bath Need to perform an experiment at higher overall temperatures? Use this then. What is it?
Spot plate
Heated bath
A heated bath is used if you need a chemical reaction to occur while the temperature is elevated. A simple metal container, you would use water if the experiment is conducted below 100 °C and oil if above.
Vacuum chamber
Wire gauze

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3 Florence flask Perfect for liquids, can you name this piece of lab equipment?
Humidifier
Incubator
Florence flask
These flasks are rounded in shape so that any liquid heated or boiled in them is done so in a uniform manner. But they are not only for heating liquid. They can be used to collect vapors from experiments or for mixing different liquids.
Weighing scale

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23 Centrifuge Can you tell us, from the options below, what piece of lab equipment is shown in this image?
Hot oil bath
Centrifuge
A centrifuge is driven by a motor, which spins samples at high speeds. The centripetal acceleration is used to separate substances of greater and lesser density.
Condenser
Syringe filter

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Screen Shot 2019-03-18 at 11.14.35 PM From the options below, which piece of lab equipment is shown here?
Heated bath
Tripod
Tripods are extremely useful in a laboratory situation. This is a three-legged platform upon which beakers, flasks or other equipment can be placed. Tripods are usually made out of aluminum or stainless steel.
Vortex mixer
Hot plate

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39 Fume hood This helps protect from toxic fumes. Do you know what it is?
Gooch crucible
Teclu burner
Fume hood
Experiments with chemicals can often produce toxic fumes. When a scientist knows this will happen, they will conduct the experiment near a fume hood. This draws any harmful fumes away. It is also known as a fume cupboard.
Volumetric pipette

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27 Wire gauze What piece of laboratory equipment is shown in this image?
Wire gauze
Where would you need wire gauze in a laboratory? Well, when you need to heat a liquid in a flask but only have a round stand, you can place the gauze across the stand to provide a stable platform to put the flask on.
Spot plate
Tintometer
Vacuum chamber

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30 Shaker Can you name this piece of lab equipment that can be used to blend or agitate liquids?
Scoopula
McLeod gauge
Matrass
Shaker
If a two liquids need to be blended together, or perhaps agitated, you would place it in a flask and then into a shaker. These are usually found in biology or chemistry lab although in recent times have been replaced by a magnetic stirrer.

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21 Burette Another important laboratory device is shown in this image. What is it?
Burette
A burette is a precise laboratory device. Usually placed in a stand, it is filled with liquid which can then be tapped out drop by drop using a small tap on the burette.
Aspirator
Joint clip
Laboratory oven

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25 Condenser Need to turn liquid into vapor? Then you would use this. Do you know what it is?
Filter paper
Fine adjustment screw
Liquid whistle
Condenser
In laboratory experiments, vapor often need to be turned into liquid at some point. To do this, you can use a condenser. How does it work? Well, the vapor is passed through a long coiled tube where it cools and turns back into a liquid.

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18 Hot plate Used with a stopper, do you know what this is?
Thermal conductivity bars
Agar plate
Freefall machine
Hot plate
In laboratories, hot plates are generally used to heat glassware or its contents. In student labs, hot plates are used because baths can be hazards if they spill, overheat or ignite.

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24 Watch glass From the options below, which piece of lab equipment is shown here?
Salt bridge
Magnetic stirrer
Watch glass
Watch glasses have many different uses. When working in a laboratory, you can use them to cover beakers, perform evaporation of various liquids, view things placed in the glass under a microscope and many other applications.
Sand bath

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36 Protective apron What piece of laboratory safety equipment is this?
Safety goggles
Fume hood
Protective apron
Chemicals can be dangerous and taking the correct precautions while working with them is essential. This means wearing the correct safety equipment. A protective apron is used to help protect you from any spills that might occur.
None of the above

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10 Crucibles This container allows for solids to be burnt over an open flame. Can you name it?
Heatproof mat
FlyNap
Crucibles
When you need to melt or burn a solid over a flame, you would first place it in this container - a crucible. Made of ceramics that are resistant to heat, they cannot break.
Fume hood

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