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Magnifying Glass

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
How can a magnifying glass or reading glasses make things appear larger? Scholars simulate moving a lens closer or farther from an object to observe the resulting image. They also alter the lens focal length. The simulation shows the...
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Microscope Man

For Students 7th - 12th
"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...
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The Microscope and Cell

For Teachers 11th - 12th
In this science worksheet, students calculate the size of different samples using the microscope as part of a formal lab assignment.
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The Microscopic World

For Teachers 9th - 10th
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...
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The Virtual Electron Microscope

For Teachers 4th - 6th
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...
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Cells Magnified

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
The beginning of this video asks, "Have you ever wondered what the world looks like magnified?" It further shows great visuals of various objects magnified up to 400 times! This is a fantastic video to show your class during your unit on...
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Building a Compound Light Microscope

For Students 9th - 12th
What better way to learn how to use a microscope than building your own? A lab investigation has scholars use lenses from magnifying glasses and sheets of cork to design their own compound microscopes. They calculate focal length and the...
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Microscopes and Cells

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Pupils identify the parts and function of the microscope. For this biology lesson, students observe different samples and draw their findings. They calculate magnification of the image.
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How to Use Oil Immersion Microscope

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Teach the class how to use a microscope to identify bacteria in food. Scholars explore the different parts of the microscope and learn how to determine total magnification. They walk step-by-step through the procedure of preparing slides...
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Microscopes Magnify Things

For Students 2nd - 3rd Standards
After examining a short article about light microscopes, readers record their responses to a series of comprehension questions based on the text.
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Use of Microscopes and Creation of Slides

For Teachers 3rd - 11th
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...
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An Introduction to the Animal Cell and Microscope Lab

For Teachers 7th - 12th
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...
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Microscope Online

For Students 7th - 10th
In this microscope instructional activity, students use an on line site to answer questions about the history of the microscope, they view objects and identify what each is, they explore different magnifications of the microscope and...
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Writing with Digital Microscopes

For Teachers 5th
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...
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Measuring with a Microscope

For Teachers 9th - 12th
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....
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Microscopes and Cells-Magnification is the Name of the Game

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Pupils 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.
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Microscopes and Cells-Magnification is the Name of the Game

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students examine and label the parts of a microscope. They discover magnification as well. They draw and label a plant and animal cell and create a PowerPoint presentation.
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Microscopes

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students investigate how microscopes are used. They identify ways microscopes are used to see cells and in various careers. They complete activities involving creating a vocabulary book, crossword puzzles, designing posters, and...
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How Can We Study the Differences in Animal and Plant Cells Using the Compound Microscope?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine their cheek cells with a compound microscope. They identify different parts of the cell. They compare and contrast animal and plant cells with the microscope as well.
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Microscopic Water Life

For Teachers 6th - 9th
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...
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Optical Simulation of a Transmission Electron Microscope

For Students 11th - 12th
Don't have an electron microscope? Have your classes build the next best thing! A hands-on lesson asks scholars to build a model of Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM). They then use their models to identify the function of each...
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Unit 0 Review - Measurement Lab Equipment

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Review questions like these can be used in your biology, chemistry, physics, or earth science classes! They assess scientists' understanding of laboratory measurement tools including graduated cylinders, thermometers, and balances. They...
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Microscope Mania

For Teachers 5th - 6th
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...
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Microscope Pictures

For Teachers 5th - 6th
In this microscope worksheet, students find 9 different objects from their environment, view them under a microscope, and draw what they see.