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Tools of Magnification

Tools of Magnification

Companion slide set of the video demonstration, "Tools of Magnification," showing how best to proceed with the lesson of the same name. Students explore magnification using water drops and hand lenses, and learn about the light microscope and its parts. 

Author(s): Barbara Tharp, MS, and Nancy Moreno, PhD
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Tools of Magnification

Materials for a Group of Four Students

Safety Considerations

What Does a Hand Lens Do?

Make a Magnifier

Magnification Observations

How Could We Obtain More Magnification?

Creating a Wet Mount Slide

Using the Microscope

Let's Talk About It

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Funded by the following grant(s)

Science Education Partnership Award, NIH

Science Education Partnership Award, NIH

Grant Number: 5R25RR018605