Microscopes Teacher Resources
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Measuring with a Microscope
After considering the importance of scale, microbiologists measure the field of view for the 40X and 100X objectives of a compound light microscope. With this information, they calculate the size of a paramecium and a corn stem cell. They also calculate the field of view for the high power objective so that they can use it to determine size.
9th - 12th Science 17 Views 55 Downloads
Students examine parts of a microscope and how to use a microscope at five lab stations. They identify parts of a microscope by describing the differences between low power and high power. They visit Internet sites (included in the lesson) and one station and experience the procedure of how to create a wet mount slide.
5th - 6th Science 27 Views 179 Downloads
Microscopic Water Life
Students use a light microscope to observe the organisms living in a sample of ocean or fresh water. Students create a drawing of the organisms that they observe. Students then discuss the different body plans of the organisms and the importance of clean water as a habitat.
6th - 9th Science 5 Views 35 Downloads
The Virtual Electron Microscope
Students explore the world of the very small using a Flash plug-in Virtual Electron Microscope. They complete and discuss an activity in which unknown samples are placed under the computer simulated microscope to determine where the cells came from.
4th - 6th Science 14 Views 84 Downloads
"Microscope Man" is the story of a microscopic adventurer who journeys through the interior of a cell. This is a clever approach to reviewing the structure of a plant cell! After reading the story, cell biologists answer questions in which they need to identify the organelles that Microscope Man encounters.
7th - 12th Science 27 Views 84 Downloads
Fuss About Dust
Dust is everywhere around us; it's unavoidable. But what exactly is dust and are certain locations dustier than others? These are the questions students try to answer in an interesting scientific investigation. Working independently or in small groups, young scientists gather and analyze samples of dust, comparing the particles they collect with other known materials in order to determine the composition of dust.
5th - 8th Math 3 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Magnificent Microscopes Unit Including Mystery and Alternative Assessment Activity
After drawing and labelling a microscope, forensic science explorers use one to solve a simulated murder mystery. They examine each piece of evidence and draw what they observe at each magnification. Working in groups of four, your scientists produce a forensic report.
7th - 8th Science 16 Views 47 Downloads
An Introduction to the Animal Cell and Microscope Lab
This document is a mini unit on the basic structure of animal cells and cell theory. It contains individual lesson plans for the use of a microscope, lecture notes, and handouts for your class. The PowerPoint, "Amazing Animal Cells," is not included, but you can easily locate a substitute online.
7th - 12th Science 63 Views 130 Downloads
Comparing Animal and Plant Cell Structure
High schoolers work as a team to use the ProScope Digital USB Microscope and a computer to collect microscopic images from a variety of organisms. When they compare these specimens, they are able to determine how they are alike and different by comparing their cellular parts.
9th - 12th Science 8 Views 42 Downloads
Cells - The Building Blocks of Life
It has appeal; Vivid microscopic images or colorful diagrams are displayed on almost every slide of this introduction to cells. Visit scientists who contributed to cell theory, learn the general components of cells, and compare prokaryotes to eukaryotes.
9th - 12th Science 51 Views 256 Downloads
Inspecting Virginia Pines
Students generate scientific observations of pine trees. In this pine tree activity, students explore pine trees native to Virginia. Students take a nature walk making scientific observations about the plants and trees they encounter. Using a microscope, students investigate the cellular structure of objects acquired during the nature walk.
5th - 7th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
Writing with Digital Microscopes
This clever lesson utilizes Chris Van Allsburg's, Two Bad Ants in an engaging way. After talking about the unique perspective of the illustrations presented in the book, learners must create a short fictional narrative from the perspective of two ants that are loose in the classroom.
5th Language Arts 5 Views 13 Downloads
Tools of Magnification
Life science learners need to be able to use a microscope. With this comprehensive resource, they first experience how lenses and magnification work, and then get familiar with using a compound microscope. Tremendous background information, detailed set-up and procedure instructions, and even a video that acts as a teaching guide, work together to thoroughly prepare you to implement this classic and vital lesson.
5th - 8th Science 66 Views 50 Downloads
Cells Are Building Blocks
Investigate the parts and functions of animal and plant cells. Observe slides on which different types of cells are displayed and answer questions on a related worksheet. Construct a cell model using household items such as pasta and marbles.
5th - 6th Science 114 Views 709 Downloads
Be a Scanning Probe Microscope
Extensive reading is done in order to learn about scanning probe microscopy and nanoscale. Afterward, individuals use a pencil to probe an unidentified object that is inside of a box so that they cannot see it. Using only what they could gather via the probe, they draw the object.
3rd - 9th Technology & Engineering 6 Views 4 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Elaine Humphrey, Gwynne Thompson
Second graders become familiar with the parts of the microscope and how it works. In this microscope instructional activity, 2nd graders experiment with different light and settings. Students answer questions based on their experiment.
2nd Science 3 Views 6 Downloads