# Measuring Cylinder

## Key Stage 2

### Meaning

A set of different size measuring cylinders.

A measuring cylinder is a piece of equipment used to measure the amount of a liquid.

Singular Noun: Measuring Cylinder
Plural Noun: Measuring Cylinders

There are many different size measuring cylinders.
Measuring cylinders measure the amount of liquid in millilitres.
You must get down to 'eye level' to read a measuring cylinder accurately.

 When water is in a tube the water sticks to the sides making a 'U' shape called a meniscus. This makes it difficult to read a measuring cylinder accurately. If you are too high you will read a bigger volume than there is. In this case 48ml. If you are too low you will read a smaller volume than there is. In this case 46ml. When you get to 'eye level' you will read an accurate volume of water. In this case 47ml.

## Key Stage 3

### Meaning

A measuring cylinder is a piece of equipment used to measure the volume of a liquid.

There are many different size measuring cylinders.
Measuring cylinders measure volume in millilitres (also known as centimetres cubed).
You must get down to 'eye level' to read a measuring cylinder accurately.

 When water is in a tube the water sticks to the sides making a 'U' shape called a meniscus. This makes it difficult to read a measuring cylinder accurately. If you are too high you will read a bigger volume than there is. In this case 48ml. If you are too low you will read a smaller volume than there is. In this case 46ml. When you get to 'eye level' you will read an accurate volume of water. In this case 47ml.

## Key Stage 4

### Meaning

A measuring cylinder is measuring instrument used to measure the volume of a liquid.

There are many different size measuring cylinders.
Measuring cylinders measure volume in millilitres (also known as centimetres cubed).
To read a measuring cylinder accurately, it must be placed on a flat, level surface and should be read from 'eye level'.