Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Discovering microscopes

Microscopes are tools that children love to use in the classroom, but are limited by only a few slides that the school has available. At the Discovery science center there are even high powered scanning electron microsopes that magnify objects even smaller than the fiberous thread on your shirt! These microscopes have magnified images of bugs, metals, snake skin, rocks and minerals, tree bark, coral, and sea animals. I used the scanning electron micrscope to look at common bugs that are found in households right here in Southern Caifornia. Yuck!

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