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Tools of Magnification

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

Magnification Observations

During this activity, students will have opportunities to draw and describe items they observe using different magnification tools. Download the form shown in this slide for students, or have them record the requested information in their science notebooks.

Point out that a microscope's magnification rating is determined by multiplying the power of the lens in the eyepiece by the power of the objective lens. For example, a microscope with an eyepiece of 10x and an objective of 4x will magnify an image 40 times (10 x 4 = 40).

Funded by the following grant(s)

Science Education Partnership Award, NIH

Science Education Partnership Award, NIH

Grant Number: 5R25RR018605