by Amy Brown Science

6th – 12th Grade



Lab Equipment and Data Analysis Skills

This lab covers the proper use of basic pieces of lab equipment and the data analysis skills of tabling and graphing. This lab is perfect all all science students at the beginning of each school year.

Topics covered by this lab:
• The Celsius Thermometer
• The Graduated Cylinder
• The Triple or Quadruple Beam Balance
• The Metric Ruler
• The Bunsen Burner
• Tabling, Graphing and Analyzing Data
• Making a Line Graph
• Making a Bar Graph
• Making a Circle Graph

This lab can be used with any type of science class that does lab work and with students in grades 6 through 12. I have found that my students come to me at the start of the school year with very different skill levels. I use this lab to insure that all students are quickly familiarized with my lab and learn (or review) how to use basic pieces of lab equipment. This lab teaches the use of 5 basic pieces of lab equipment: a graduated cylinder, a Bunsen burner, a meter stick, a thermometer, and a quadruple beam balance. Students will work with this equipment and answer basic questions.

Also included is basic data analysis skills. Students will construct a data table, a line graph, a bar graph, and a circle graph.

Your download will consist of 17 pages: a 7 page lab handout, a 4 page student worksheet, a 5 page answer key, and a 1 page teacher preparation sheet. The lab handouts include: Title, Introduction, Purpose, Materials, Procedure, Questions.

The pages are set up so that you can choose to have your students write their own lab reports, or you can use the enclosed student data worksheets.

Your download will include two versions of this lab: a pdf file and a Word document. Please feel free to make changes to the Word document to better meet the needs of your students.

Related Products Include:

Science Skills Mega-Bundle of 61 files.

Intro to Biology: A complete unit plan of 20 products

Pre-Lab Worksheet for any Science Lab

Introduction to Science: 34 Warm ups, bell ringers, or inserts for science interactive notebooks

The Ultimate Lab Safety Bundle for Science Teachers

Lab Cleanup Task Cards

Chemistry Chat: A First Day of School Chemistry Lab Icebreaker

Lab: Characteristics of Life

Lab: The Compound Microscope

FREE Science Lab Inventory Form

Metric System and Dimensional Analysis Powerpoint

Scientific Notation Bundle

Lab: Using a Graph to Find Area

Introduction to Biology: Scientific Method, Graphing, Themes of Biology, Microscope

Graphing Practice Problems

Microscope Powerpoint with Notes for Teacher and Student

Scientific Method Homework / Study Guide

What’s In a NAme? (A Study of Biological Prefixes and Suffixes)

Science Skills Worksheet and PowerPoint: Comparing and Contrasting

Scientific Method Task Cards

Graphic Organizer for Writing Science Lab Reports

Metric Measurement Task Cards – Set of 90

For updates about sales and new products, please follow my store:
My TpT Store

I would love to have you follow me at these locations as well:
Science Stuff Blog
My Facebook Page
On Pinterest

Amy Brown (Science Stuff)






Join The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs Marketing Cooperative at
and get THOUSANDS OF PAGE VIEWS for your TpT products!

Go to for even more free products!




Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *