Microscopes Teacher Resources
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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 11 Views 82 Downloads
Virtual Electron Microscope
Students study the basic differences between plant and animal cells and how microscopes have contributed to our knowledge of science. For this microscope lesson students view images on the Internet and complete a Virtual Electron Microscope activity.
6th - 8th Technology & Engineering 3 Views 29 Downloads
Time Lapse Seed Germination with the QX3 Intel Digital Microscope
Learners use the time-lapse feature of the QX3 Intel Digital Microscope to observe germination of seeds. They use the QX3 Intel Digital microscope to create time lapse video films of seed germination experiments.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 9 Downloads
Use of Microscopes and Creation of Slides
Students explore the use of microscopes and the creation of slides. They practice using, adjusting and viewing with a microscope. they view slides of familiar substances such as blood and fibers. In addition, they create slides using onions and cheek cells.
3rd - 11th Science 18 Views 104 Downloads
Students use a microscope in a series of activities that are designed to help them explore the "invisible world" and make meaningful microscopic discoveries and learn the importance of the microscope as a tool in science and research.
6th - 12th Science 17 Views 181 Downloads
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 9 Views 47 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 4 Views 34 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 13 Views 166 Downloads
Microscope Mania Mysteries
In this microscope mania worksheet, students identify magnified objects. Students complete a chart to show what was observed using the water drop lens. Students identify cells as plants or animals. Students label a microscope diagram.
6th - 8th Science 11 Views 99 Downloads
A Microscopically Enormous Look at Genetic Inheritance
Students use microscopes to examine fly families and analyze their genetic inheritance. In this genes lesson plan, students also use the chi square for comparing genes and compare the class results as a whole.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 12 Downloads
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 9 Views 41 Downloads
Microscopes and Cells-Magnification is the Name of the Game
Students label the parts of a compound microscope. After studying cell structure and as a way to reinforce and simulate the concept of magnification, students create Microsoft PowerPoint slides containing one plant and one animal cell.
7th - 8th Science 4 Views 245 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 45 Views 117 Downloads
Students explore physical science by participating in a science examination. In this microscope tutorial lesson plan, students read the book The Naked Eye and discuss the purpose for using a microscope in the field of science. Students identify the different pieces of a microscope and examine different items in class.
4th - 6th Science 4 Views 23 Downloads
The Microscopic World
Students identify magnification by first using a magnifying glass and then with photos taken through a microscope. They complete a handout that leads them through each activity stated. Finally, students use their microscope to view a cork cell under low power and analyze what it looks like.
9th - 10th Science 3 Views 18 Downloads