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Help your students learn how to use the microscope to observe plant and animal specimens with this HUGE bundle of resources. Save TIME, save MONEY, and still benefit from an abundance of tried and tested experiments and activities.
I’ve taught biology for more than 20 years and have taught other teachers how to be effective in sharing the microscopic world with their own students. Within this product I share my best practices – every activity and resource I use in my own classroom..
In total you get 140 pages full of resources, worksheets, printables, diagrams, photographs, posters, advice and study tools. You will not be disappointed in the quality and the quantity of material this purchase provides. Here’s what’s included:
POWER POINT PRESENTATION - 28 slides introduce microscope types and focus in on compound light microscope parts and functions. Also included: making and staining a slide, making good drawings.
TEACHERS GUIDE and ANSWER KEYS – 42 pages full of information, suggestions, advice, tips and tricks to make your classroom activities fun, motivating and inspiring.
LOTS OF WAYS TO INCORPORATE ELA INTO SCIENCE
Common core and stem activities. Creative writing, graphic organizers, information text, and vocabulary building are included.
TEST QUESTIONS, HOMEWORK, CLASS WORKSHEETS
The learning doesn’t end when the lab is over. Multiple choice, short answer constructed response, matching, labeling diagrams, reviewing safety and vocabulary – lots of test prep skills. Complete answer keys included.
PICTURES AND PHOTOS MICROSCOPES and THEIR PARTS.
Drawings and real photos are provided. Both labeled and unlabeled. So many uses: review, partner games, station work, flashcards.
HISTORICAL DRAWINGS AND QUOTES from the earliest microscope masters.
PAGE BY PAGE TABLE OF CONTENTS:
1, EASY MICROSCOPE INTRO – for differentiated lessons.
Flesch-Kincaid grade level 5.4
2-3. Microscope Diagrams – labeled and unlabeled
4-6. HOW TO USE THE MICROSCOPE – detailed reading that outlines.
how the microscope works
how to use it properly
how to focus
guidelines for making good drawings
procedures for making and staining a slide
steps for cleaning up
Flesch-Kincaid grade level 7.2
7-8. HOW TO USE THE MICROSCOPE WORKSHEET that accompanies reading.
9-10. ASSIGNMENT – chart of parts and functions, matching, true/false.
11-20. CLASSROOM POSTERS – Leeuwenhoek, Hooke, and their microscopes. EZ print and black border.
21. THE ELECTRON MICROSCOPE – reading about its advantages and disadvantages. Flesch-Kincaid grade level 10.5
22-25. CLASSROOM POSTERS – electron microscope drawing and photograph. EZ print and black border.
26-33. MICROGRAPHS – pictures of various organisms as seen with different microscopes for comparison. diatoms, E. coli, pollen, algae, beetle.
34, WORD SEARCH – 28 terms in the classic puzzle
35, LABEL and COLOR the microscope parts Perfect interactive notebook exercise.
36-37. CLIP and FLIP – interactive notebook flash card activity. Glue the strip, then clip with scissors. Flip the part to write the function. EZ print and with colored graphic.
38-43. TASK CARDS – four per page. Print on cardstock and laminate, or use in a picture album. See my blog post on MANAGING YOUR TASK CARDS.
44-45. OBSERVATION SHEETS - simply outlined observation sheets for pond water slides or another specimen of your choice.
46-48. POSTER QUOTES – chalkboard style quotes originally written by Leeuwenhoek in his letters to the Royal Society.
49. DESCRIBING WHAT YOU SEE – encourage your students to write the way Leeuwenhoek did. Great interdisciplinary activity. Print two on a sheet for interactive notebooking. Include more writing in your science class.
50. LAB: OBSERVING CORK CELLS – see what HOOKE saw!
51. WEBQUEST – Take a dip in a virtual pond. See what lurks below the surface.
52-54. LAB: PREPARING A WET MOUNT SLIDE – the classic letter e lab in an updated format with an appealing layout.
55-56. LAB: RESOLVING POWER and DEPTH or FIELD – two investigations that show the meaning of these terms
57-62. LAB: MEASURING WITH THE MICROSCOPE – uses estimating skills students already have in a way they’ll understand both relative size and actual size of specimens.
63-65. LAB: USING STAINS TO AID OBSERVATION – teaches students how to correctly apply a solution to a wet mount slide. Reviews plant cell structure.
66-67. LAB: OBSERVING HUMAN CHEEK CELLS – Students love to see their own cells!
68-70. LAB: OBSERVING ELODEA – Also called anacharis, this water plant allows students to observe cyclosis. Also introduces the effect of a salty environment.
71-73. LAB: OSMOSIS IN RED ONION CELLS – the culmination of our microscope study. Concepts include: making a wet mount, adding a solution to a slide, focusing under low power and high power, making good drawings, and observing the cell process of osmosis.
74-81. MICROSCOPE PARTS PHOTO REVIEW – labeled and unlabeled photo cards of each microscope part. Use as introduction. Use as introduction. Use as a station lab. Play a matching game or old maid.
82-83. MICROSCOPE TASK CARDS ANSWER FORMS for students to use with task cards p. 38-43
84. LITTLE MICROSCOPE JOURNAL allows students to write about using the microscope. Great interactive notebook activity. Interdisciplinary. Include more writing in your science class.
85-86 MICROSCOPE QUIZ: multiple choice, short answer, label diagram, true/false
87-88. BLOOD CELLS: SEM and LIGHT MICROSCOPE
89-93 MICROSCOPE POWERPOINT HANDOUT FOR STUDENTS: Guided notes to accompany the MICROSCOPE PPT presentation that’s included.
94-140 TEACHERS GUIDE and ANSWER KEYS
To purchase any part of this bundle separately go to these links:
Differentiated HOW-TO Instructions with PHOTOS
Microscope POWERPOINT with GUIDED NOTES
SKILL BUILDING LABS
INTERACTIVE NOTEBOOK ACTIVITIES
WRITING ABOUT DISCOVERY
THE ELECTRON MICROSCOPE
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