Apparatus Diagrams 1

One of the biggest challenges for beginning scientists is figuring out the names of the equipment! Introduce your chemistry class to essential lab apparatuses using a series of related games. Pupils pair images of a test tube, funnel, beaker, and thermometer with their names while using deductive reasoning.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Display a funnel, test tube, thermometer, and beaker for pupils to examine
  • Add the resource to a lab safety and equipment lesson plan
Classroom Considerations
  • Review the directions with the class if this is their first time working with gridlock puzzles
Pros
  • The activity helps students become familiar with lab equipment and the drawings often used in experiments
  • Each puzzle is timed, which encourages users to stay focused and on task
Cons
  • None