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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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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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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.
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The Microscope and Cell

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

For Teachers 5th - 8th
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...
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Magnificent Microscopes Unit Including Mystery and Alternative Assessment Activity

For Teachers 7th - 8th
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...
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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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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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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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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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18th Century Microscope

For Teachers K - 12th
Students examine a microscope from the 18th century. In this microscope lesson, students investigate how it works, what it was used for and how the tool has evolved through the years. Students also build knowledge on how compound...
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Magnificent Microscopes

For Teachers 6th - 12th
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.
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A Microscopically Enormous Look at Genetic Inheritance

For Teachers 9th - 12th
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.
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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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Past and Present

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students compare fossilized specimens to contemporary specimens. They use a computer and a Proscope Digital USB Microscope to collect and compare images of ferns, sand dollars and sow bugs to those of similar fossilized samples.
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Inspecting Virginia Pines

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students generate scientific observations of pine trees. In this pine tree lesson, students explore pine trees native to Virginia. Students take a nature walk making scientific observations about the plants and trees they encounter....
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Cells: A First-Hand View

For Teachers 6th - 12th
In the first of two activities, your charges prepare wet mount slides of cork and bean sprout cells in imitation of Robert Hooke's historical investigation. An excerpt from his notes is included. Then, investigators compare animal cells...
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Underneath the Microscope

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders enhance their skills in operating a microscope. They become comfortable with the vocabulary associated with microscopes and investigate how to place slides and focus them properly using the microscope. Students are given...
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Use of Microscopes and Creation of Slides

For Teachers 3rd - 11th
Young scholars 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...
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The Microscope

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Pupils investigate the parts and functions of a compound microscope. They explore various websites, label the parts of a microscope on a worksheet, view prepared slides, and create drawings of the prepared slides.
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Time Lapse Seed Germination with the QX3 Intel Digital Microscope

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students 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.
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For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students explore the history of the microscope. Find out what organisms can be seen under the microscope's lenses. explore how many different types of microscope exist today and how to take care of the instrument.
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Viewing Bacteria

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Have you ever wanted to know the true structure of E.coli? Does the thought of peering into its "small world" sound exciting? Here is a lesson that allows pupils the ability to do just that. Blossoming microbiologists use microscopes to...

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