Measuring Liquid Volume What is volume? Be sure you understand the scale on your graduated cylinder How is this scale increasing? What are the increments? Read bottom of the curve in the liquid or the “meniscus” The volume is 6.6 ml When reading a graduated cylinder it is important to remember to read the bottom of the curved line or meniscus of the liquid. The scale on each graduated cylinder may be different. Can you identify the scale on the cylinder on the left? What is the volume? The graduated cylinder on the right is divided into increments of ___ ml, so the volume is ____ ml. Reading the Meniscus Get down at eye level to read meniscus Let’s Try it on Our Own! 53 ml 19 ml 73 ml More Practice……….. 28.5 ml 6.8 ml Summary What is volume? What tool is used to measure liquid volume? What is the basic unit for measuring liquid in the metric system? How many mL in a L? What is the bottom curve of liquid called? How do you figure out the scale on a graduated cylinder? True or False: It is important to look at the meniscus at eye level.