Liquids can be tricky to measure because surface tension causes them to do interesting things like forming a meniscus. In this video lesson you’ll learn what a meniscus is, why it forms, and how to correctly read the volume of a liquid using the meniscus at the surface.

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Lesson Transcript

In this assessment you’ll be tested on:

  • How to read a meniscus
  • Definition of concave and convex meniscus
  • The reason a meniscus occurs at the liquid’s surface

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