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Introductory Microscope Lab

Grade Levels
7th - 10th, Homeschool
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So your students are just learning to use a compound light microscope? This activity includes lab worksheets and answer keys for observing 3 specimens: a newsprint letter "e", a cheek cell, and an onion cell.

Included in this product:

-Detailed teacher materials list and directions

-Illustrated student directions for using a microscope, creating a wet mount, and staining a specimen on a slide

-Student worksheets with corresponding teacher answer keys

3 specimens to examine in this lab are:

1. A letter "e" from the newspaper so students can examine how microscope lenses flip an image

2. Their own cheek cells as an animal cell observation

3. Onion cells as a plant cell observation

Microscopes are an essential tool for scientific discovery! Help your students learn to use them correctly.

Total Pages
8 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 hour
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