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Science Set: Microscope DVD, Slide Kit, Teacher Handbook

Science Set: Microscope DVD, Slide Kit, Teacher Handbook
Price: $66.00

This package deal includes the DVD "Adventures with a Microscope", accompanying teacher handbook on CDROM and a super slide kit. Each item is meant to go together and is described in detail below.

DVD "Adventures with a Microscope":
This DVD has four main sections with 13 chapter points and was meant to be used with Microscope World's super slide kit.

Part 1 (12 min) - How to use a microscope and prepared slides. We show you everything you need to know for getting the most out of your microscope.

Part 2 (15 min) - Investigating Cells, five engaging demonstrations of observations that you can do with plant and animal cells.

Part 3 (22 min) - Observing Prepared Specimens. Here we spend time showing you what to look for when using the 10 prepared slided in the Super Slide Kit (there are 10 individual chapter points on the DVD for easy access).

Part 4 (15 min.) - Investigating Pond Water. This section is awesome! You will see many microscopic critters found in pond water. See protozoans splitting and watch the food chain in action! With your microscope, you can find these same organisms in lakes, streams, acquariums and even an old rain puddle.

  • Grades: 4-10
  • Running Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Copyright: 1992

Teacher Handbook:
The Experiments With a Microscope 100-page reproducible teacher handbook is on CD-ROM. This 100-page printable book is filled with lesson plans, information sheets, lab activity pages, puzzles and even a quiz on each of the four sections shown below.

Part 1 - The Microscope. This section includes information on proper use of the microscope, tips and techniques for conducting successful lab activities, preparing wet-mount slides and making measurements.

Part 2 - Investigating Cells. This section covers "What is a cell?", observing plant and animal cells, the effect of salt water on cells and investigating mitosis.

Part 3 - Prepared Slides. This section looks deeper into investigating pine needles, plant stems, plant leaves, earthworms and the flea, as well as bacteria in foods. All of the prepared slides that are covered in this section are included in Microscope World's super slide kit.

Part 4 - Investigating Pond Water. This section includes lesson plans and covers protists, protozoa, collecting water samples and culturing protozoa, caring for your organisms, investigating pond water and investigating daphnia.

View a sample worksheet "Proper Use of the Microscope" from the teacher handbook.

View a sample lab "Investigating Blood Cells " from the teacher handbook.

Super Slide Kit:

  • 10 blank glass slides
  • 2 well depression glass slides
  • box of 100 glass cover slips
  • eye dropper
  • 10 prepared slides including:
    • onion root tip
    • bacteria (3 types)
    • monocot and dicot
    • woody stem cross section
    • 3 types of plant leaves (cross sections)
    • human blood cells
    • cross section of an earthworm
    • insect legs
    • flea
    • cross section of a pine needle

    You can view images of the ten prepared slides here.