Microworlds

Bar Code: 1207, 2264


Descprition: In Microworlds, students examine everyday objectsas well as microorganisms with a variety of magnifying devices. They beginby investigating several common objects with the unaided eye. Using a variety of lenses, including hand lenses, acrylic spheres, and water drops, theylearn that a magnifying lens must be transparent and curved. Next, studentsusea microscope to view inanimate objects. They learn proper focusingand lighting techniques as well as how to prepare slides. Students preparea section of onion skin and observe its cells. Students' attention thenturns to living specimens. Using a microscope, they view three microorganisms--Volvox,Blepharisma, and the vinegar eel. They study the cell structure of theseorganisms andobserve how the organisms feed, grow, and multiply. In afinal challenge,studentsuse the microscope to examine cultures they havegrown from hay andgrass infusions.

Inventory:

1 container of materials

  1. Living material card
  2. Teacher's guide
  3. Student activity books (15)
  4. Hand lenses (30)
  5. Screen wire 1x3" (8)
  6. Burlap 1x1" (8
  7. Yarn 1" (8)
  8. Dropper bottles (8)
  9. Wax paper 75ft
  10. Transparent cube (15)
  11. Transparent sphere (15)
  12. Transparent cylinder (15)
  13. Microscope (30)
  14. Microfiche (30)
  15. Plastic slides (144)
  16. Plastic cover slips (100)
  17. Well slides (60)
  18. Lens paper sheets (50)
  19. Forceps (8)
  20. Feathers
  21. Sponge
  22. Fish scales 2oz
  23. Poppy seed 2oz
  24. Table salt 2oz
  25. Epsom salt 2oz
  26. Sand 2oz
  27. Grits 2oz
  28. Hay 2oz
  29. Toothpicks
  30. Droppers (30)
  31. Gelatin 2oz
  32. Marbles (15)
  33. Vinegar 4oz

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URL: http://rpsec.usca.sc.edu/TravelingScience/STC/microworlds.html (2002)


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