Vernier Calipers, 1A20.41a
Topic and Concept:
Measurement, 1A20. Error and Accuracy
This plastic vernier calipers can be used to show its proper operation.
Important Setup Notes:
Setup and Procedure:
- Set out the Vernier Caliper with some miscellaneous items to measure.
- Measure the items explaining how you are taking the measurement and what the result is.
Cautions, Warnings, or Safety Concerns:
There is a written instructional page that explains how to read a micrometer caliper in the micrometer's box. The box also contains a decimal equivalents table.
A micrometer is used to measure thickness very accurately. This tool cannot be seen in a big class unless one uses the video system or lets the students come down to look at it.