Posted by: katlea611 | September 9, 2014

Looking Through a Microscope

We always try to make our activities interesting and fun.  That’s always our goal.  It doesn’t happen 100% of the time, but we do our best.

The other week, I decided to put out the microscope we bought in Japan years back just so we could look into it again and explore the weird world of histology.  We did get to see some prepared slides and others, we tried to see which objects around the house we could view under the microscope.  Here are the things we looked at (100x, 200x and 450x magnification):

1. sponge

2. dried leaf

3. piece of hair

4. some soil (but we couldn’t see anything significant because the particles were too big and wouldn’t let light through)

5. a tick (prepared slide that came with the microscope)

6. paper

7. onion skin

We didn’t get to see any more after that because it became quite cloudy and we had difficulty looking at the things with very little light. So we decided to call it a day.  Am planning on going to Recto one of these days and buying some prepared slides just to add to our collection. Hopefully they aren’t expensive.

Before I go, here are photos of the boys and what the onion skin looked like under the microscope:

micro1micro2micro3micro4

Cool, huh? 🙂

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