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View Resource Fun with Microscopes: A Gallery Activity for the Very Young

This activity, from Hagerstown Community College, introduces very young students (pre-kindergarten and kindergarten) to magnification. Students will use hand lenses and pre-focused dissecting microscopes to examine a variety of materials and draw what they see. This lesson includes directions and a worksheet for the drawing activity.

View Resource Plant Parts: Roots, Stems, Leaves, and Flowers – How are They Different?

This activity, from Hagerstown Community College, introduces students to plant parts with the use of a microscope or magiscope. The lesson can be tailored to various reading and comprehension levels between pre-kindergarten and early middle school, and adjusted to meet specific learning goals the educator has in mind. Activity directions for these varying levels are included, with two variations ...

View Resource Snail Eggs: Tracking the Development of a Snail Embryo from Ball of Cells to Beating Heart

This activity, from Hagerstown Community College, uses snail eggs to teach anatomy and development to students of varying education levels. Elementary students examine snail eggs in varying stages of development using hand lenses, dissecting microscopes, and compound microscopes and discuss basic anatomy. Middle and high school students also use lenses and microscopes to examine snail development...

View Resource Microscopes!: An Introduction to Microscopes and Cells, Including Where the Cell Got its Name

This activity, from Hagerstown Community College, introduces elementary-level students to microscopes and magnifying tools. Students will use hand lenses, magiscopes, dissecting microscopes, and/or compound microscopes to examine a number of materials, including slices of cork, plants, and small organisms. Depending on age, students can draw what they see, compare materials and microscope...

View Resource Small Organisms: Using Microscopes to Learn about Small Organisms

This activity, from Hagerstown Community College, teaches students about small organisms. Students use hand lenses and dissecting microscopes to examine whatever small organisms are available to the class, and then draw, identify, and present their findings to their class. The lesson includes activity directions as well as two variations of an activity worksheet for students in middle and ...

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