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Big vs. Little - Macro to Micro Lesson 2

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The big world is full of tiny surprises. Classes discover all things big and small while completing the second lesson of a five-part series comparing macro- and micro-objects. Learners collect items from around the room including things they can and cannot see with their eyes alone. They use magnifying lenses and microscopes to find the micro specimens in their collections.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Have individuals bring examples of micro and macro objects found at home or outside
  • Allow time for guided practice with the microscopes prior to independent use
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires the use of microscopes and magnifying lenses
  • Helps pupils connect new vocabulary to concrete representations
  • Includes options for differentiation
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