Allow your students to explore the micro-world as they make observations using microscopes. In this lab, they will work with partners to draw photos with the naked-eye, at 4x, 10x and 40x magnification. This activity can be used as basic practice for little ones, for middle school students or even homeschoolers who may have a microscope. My kids really enjoy it.
For extra fun, have them tear off a piece of a plant and observe it under the microscope.