Tools of Magnification

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Life science learners need to be able to use a microscope. With this comprehensive resource, they first experience how lenses and magnification work, and then get familiar with using a compound microscope. Tremendous background information, detailed set-up and procedure instructions, and even a video that acts as a teaching guide, work together to thoroughly prepare you to implement this classic and vital lesson. 

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  • Strong teacher support
  • Scaffolding of concepts provided before handling microscopes
  • A two-color lab sheet provided
  • Projection slides included to help explain how convex lenses work, how to use the water drop as a magnifier, and the parts of a microscope
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