Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Whisper words of wisdom, letter "e"

This week we learned how to use a compound microscope. First we reviewed the parts of a microscope and what they do. Then the kids learned how to prepare a wet mount (a slide with a specimen + a drop of water and a cover-slip) The first specimen the kids examined was a lower case "e." When it comes to the letter "e," there's more than meets the eye. It doesn't just get bigger...

After we got the hang of things, we looked at some serious specimens. If you think spiders are scary, try looking at one magnified 400 times!

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