Discovery: using microscopes

This is a discovery lesson that reflects what students would be doing as real scientists. The students will be given a microscope and a slide with cells on it, then they will have to make inferences to try to discover what type of cell it is. Adapted for grades three to five, this lesson could be used as a final assessment, or a review lab for higher grades. Have the students record their data in their science notebooks to enhance the experience.

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