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Tools and Equipment of Science

Author(s): Barbara Tharp, MS

Elementary Science Equipment

Although there is a great variety of scientific tools that can be used, some equipment is essential and should be found in every elementary science classroom. This includes observation tools such as hand lenses and simple microscopes which allow students to view objects at a greater magnification. 

Measurement tools; such as rulers, balances and thermometers, help students measure different properties of objects. 

There also are other miscellaneous items which are necessary for the classroom. These include a computer, calculator, compass, hot plate, beaker, graduated cylinder, safety goggles, and apron. Other safety equipment should be incorporated into the classroom as needed.