High School Chemistry Lab Equipment Checklist

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A working and vibrant high school chemistry lab should contain plenty of lab equipment, computers and safety gear. There should be enough equipment for each student to experiment with and enough safety gear to keep teachers and students safe. Here is a checklist for high school chemistry lab equipment.

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Measuring Equipment

Labs should contain a minimum of one flask and three test tubes per student. There should be proper equipment to measure volume and mass, such as electronic scales and graduated cylinders.

Computers with Microscope

Each lab should contain one computer, complete with a microscope, per lab table.

Safety Goggles

There should be at least one pair of safety goggles and one apron per student.

Other Safety Gear

Labs should be equipped with emergency eye wash, a fire blanket and one lab coat per student.

Bunsen Burners

The chemistry lab should include one Bunsen Burner per lab table for the students to use.

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