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Science Grade 8 Using the MIcroscope

Science Grade 8 Using the Microscope

1-2 weeks

Microscopes allow for detailed observation of living and non-living things.

How do we measure objects under the microscope?


(1) MST1 Students will use mathematical analysis, scientific inquiry, and engineering design, as appropriate, to pose questions, seek answers, and develop solutions.
(1) MST3 Students will understand the concepts of and become proficient with the skills of mathematics, communicate and reason mathematically, and become problem solvers by using appropriate tools and strategies, through the integrated study of number sense and operations, algebra, geometry, measurement, and statistics and probability.
(1) MST4 Students will understand and apply scientific concepts, principles, and theories pertaining to the physical setting and living environment and recognize the historical development of ideas in science.
(1) MST5 Students will apply technological knowledge and skills to design, construct, use, and evaluate products and systems to satisfy human and environmental needs.
(1) MST7 Students will apply the knowledge and thinking skills of mathematics, science, and technology to address real-life problems and make informed decisions.

Identifying parts of the microscope.

Using the microscope to classify and compare.

Using the microscoe to determine size of objects.




objective lens




wet mount slide

filed of view

focal plane




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