Magnificent Microscope

While Jacques Caffieri's 18th century microscope does not have the same capabilities as a modern microscope, its ornate design and historic advancement makes it a beautiful piece of art. Learners compare and contrast the parts of each microscope, research additional microscope models for the 300 years between their designs, and create their own microscopes based on what they have observed.

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  • Provides differentiated activities for beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels
  • Includes reference handouts and worksheets
  • Connects science, art, and social studies in one lesson

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