Essentials for the science lab for teachers, students, parents etc. Buy Petri dishes & filter paper, plastic syringes & tweezers & more. Laboratory equipment refers to the various tools and equipment used by scientists working in a laboratory. These include tools such as Bunsen burners, and microscopes as well as specialty equipment such as spectrophotometers and calorimeters. Another important type of laboratory equipment is laboratory glassware such as beakers or reagent bottle, or even a thermometer.