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Tools and Equipment of Science

Tools and Equipment of Science

Learn about the tools and equipment needed by elementary students to engage in hands-on inquiry science. This presentation was made originally for teachers in Houston, Texas, but most of the information is widely applicable.

A companion lesson, "Metric Madness," allows students to apply the skills of estimation and measurement as they rotate through six activity stations based on the metric system. The activity is best suited for students in grades K-5.

Companion slide set for the presentation, "Tools and Equipment of Science."

Author(s): Nancy Moreno, PhD, Barbara Tharp, MS, Deanne Erdmann, MS, Sonia Rahmati Clayton, PhD, and James P. Denk, MA
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A Closer Look

Magnifying and Observing Cells

What Are These?

Typical Parts of Plant Cells

Preparing Wet Mount Slides of Plant Cells

Making a Wet Mount Slide

Comparing Onion and Elodea Cells

Most Organisms are Single-Celled

Sessions 2-4: Follow-up Observations

Observing Different Microbes

Engage Students by Asking...

Prepare Slides of Microbes to Observe

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