If you accidentally walked into the wrong room at a university and found yourself surrounded by balances, glass tubing, Bunsen burners, flasks, beakers and the like, you could safely assume that you had entered a chemistry laboratory. Had the room been filled with timers, force tables, pulleys, oscilloscopes and the like, it might be a physics lab. The tools and instruments a scientist uses betray not only his profession but often his current line of research and the questions he is asking. In the space below a major scientific instrument is described. Read the list slowly and try to identify the instrument.
Iowa Science Teachers Journal
© Copyright 1975 by the Iowa Academy of Science
"Scientific Instrumentation: It's Older Than You Think,"
Iowa Science Teachers Journal: Vol. 12
, Article 10.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/istj/vol12/iss2/10