Vernier Caliper Worksheet is an example test paper for students. The question is stated in this manner as stated in our article example. The first question has been solved as an example to demonstrate the procedure and refresh your memory on how to read the Vernier calipers scale.
Note the position of the Vernier scale zero (the first mark) on the main scale to one decimal place. In this case it is 2.0
Observe which mark on the Vernier scale aligns best with the markings on the main scale. Here you can see the 8th division seems to be the best choice. So the Vernier scale reading will be 0.08 by multiplying it with fractional part i.e. 0.01.
Add the Vernier scale reading to the main scale to get the answer. i.e. 2.0 + 0.08.
So the answer is 2.08 cm.
The worksheet contains a total of 10 similar questions which will provide a good practice of your abilities. You can download the worksheet from our website and solve the questions individually. Once you are done you will have a good understanding of how to take readings from a Vernier caliper and should be ready to take measurements with an actual Vernier caliper. Download worksheet from here
Once you have completed the worksheet problems you can also see the answer sheet which has been provided separately and contains the answers to all the problems in the worksheet. This will allow you to measure your performance and check how many answers you have gotten right. This will help you identify any mistakes that you have made.
However be sure not to look at the answer sheet before you have attempted the questions yourself otherwise the whole point of the worksheet will be lost and it will not provide a challenge for your brain. Don’t be afraid of making mistakes and remember that mistakes help you learn the most!
Here you can see the answer sheet.