Students will complete this lab activity as an introduction to the microscope. Directions are given in words and illustrations. Students will begin by reading an excerpt about microscopes. Students are then guided as to how to set up their microscope. Slides will be observed about under low, medium and high power and fill in a chart to determine the total magnification of each. After observing a slide under each magnification, students will draw a picture of what the specimen looked like for each. When students have observed each of the powers of the microscope, they will answer comprehension questions based on what they learned during the activity.