Have you ever seen an strange scientific instruments and wondered for what is it used?
Scientific instruments looks as strange as the stuffs that can be done with them.
Here is a list of some popular scientific instrument , it’s image and it’s work.
Scientific instruments are mostly used to take measurements of some physical quantity , after all science is all about measurements.
There is a whole zoo of scientific instruments like Mobile phone , Computer , Rocket ; But what we are going to talk about here is the scientific instruments which are basically used to take scientific measurements.
Here is a list of some scientific instruments with their image and their use.
An altimeter is used to measure the height of places.
An ammeter is used to measure the flow of current or electrons.
An anemometer is used to measure the speed of air.
An Audiometer is used to measure the intensity of sound.
An Audio phone is used to increase the intensity of sound.
Baro Graph is used to measure atmospheric pressure.
Binocular is used to see distance objects.
Calorimeter is used to measure amount of heat in an object.
Calipers are used to measure internal and external diameter of objects.
Carburetor is an instrument which charges vapor petrol and air inside a petrol engine.
Cardiograph is an instrument which records and measures the speed of human heart beat.
Chronometer is used to measure time in Ships, for accurate time measurement.
Crescograph is used to measure the growth of plants.
Dynamo is used to convert mechanical energy to electrical energy.
Fathometer is used to measure depth of sea in any place.
Galvanometer is used to small amount or ampere of current flow.
Geiger counter is a particle detector which also measures radiation level.
Lactometer is used to measure the density of milk and thus the amount of lacto or fat contained in milk.
Micro Phone converts sound signals to electrical signals.
Phonograph is an instrument to record sound and reproduce it.
Radar is an instrument to detect the presence and shape of objects in it’s range using microwave.
Seismograph is a scientific device which is used to measure the power of an earthquake.
A Sextant is an optical device which is used in space to measure the distance from earth.
Odometer is an instrument which is used to measure the distance traveled, It is used in vehicles.
Tachometer is used to count the rotating speed of a rotating body like engine , electric motor etc.
Thermocouple is a scientific instrument which works on the principle of thermoelectricity and is used to detect or measure heat.
Hydrometer is a scientific instrument which is used to measure Relative density or specific gravity of liquids.
Epidiascope is an optical instrument which is used to project the image of opaque objects.
A micrometer is a device which is used to measure small distance and angle with high precision.
Rain gauge is an instrument which is used to measure the amount of rain fall.
Stethoscope is an medical instruments used by medical persons to hear heart beats.
Hydrophone is an instrument which is used to record sounds underwater.
Hygrometer is an instrument using which we can measure relative humidity or air
Potentiometer is used to measure the electrical state between two objects , It is also used as variable resistance.
Spectrometer is an instrument which is used to split a spectrum of light into it’s constituent spectrum and study it.
Microscope is an instrument which is used to view tiny and micro particles.
Radiator is an instruments which dissipates heat from engines.
Pyrometer is an instrument which measures temperature of substances or surface without touching it, or from a distance.
Theodolite is an instrument which is used to measure angles in horizontal planes and vertical planes which is mainly used for surveying.
Compass is an instruments which is used to navigate direction relative to earth’s magnetic poles.
Phonometer is an instrument which is used measure the intensity and pitch of sound.
Biometer is an instrument which is used to measure carbon dioxide produced by living bodies.
Eudiometer is an instrument which measures the change in volume of gas after a chemical or physical change.
Electroscope is an instrument which is used to detect the presence and magnitude of electric charge, it is not in popular use now a days.
Thermometer is an instrument used to measure temperature or temperature gradient of a body.
Evaporimeter which is also called Atmometer is an instrument used to measure the rate of evaporation from a wet surface.
Sunshine recorder is an instrument which is used to measure the amount of sunshine in an area, it is used in meteorology.
Infrared thermometer is used to measure temperature of objects from a distance using the infrared wave emitted by the object due to thermal activities.
Pyranometer is used to to measure short wave radiation which is very energetic.
Net radiometer is an instrument which is used to measure the net radiation.
Neutron probe is used to measure the amount of water or wetness presence in soil. It is used mainly in agriculture science.
Oscillograph is an instrument which is used to measure and record a varying electric current also called alternating current.
pH meter is an instrument which is used to measure the pH or acidity and alkalinity of a liquid .
Rotameter is instrument which is used to measure the rate of flow of fluids or liquid and gas inside a closed tube.
Tensiometer is an instrument which is used to measure the surface tension of liquids.
Inclinometer is used to measure the inclination of a surface relative to the gravity.
Bolometer is an instruments used to measure the energy of incident electromagnetic radiation falling on a surface.
Durometer is an instrument which is used to measure the hardness or resistivity to permanent indentation of objects.
Encephalogram is an instrument which is used to record the electrical activity of neurons inside the brain.
There are a lot of measuring and scientific instruments , All of them are not listed here, But I will add new if I find about it.
You can suggest me to add instruments that are not here using the comment form below.
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