Virtual Microscopes

Teaching students to use microscopes is an important part of science. However, sometimes just going over the rules is not as helpful if they are not seeing the real thing right in front of them. That is where this website is very helpful. Students are able to review the parts of the microscope as well as looking at microorganisms. By using the virtual microscope they are able to see the correct steps in looking at something through the lenses of a microscope at different magnifications. It also teaches students the correct way to clean up after they are done using the microscope. This activity could be helpful before using microscopes, it can help solve any unanswered questions for students and they will have good practice before they use the real thing.

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