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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.