Learning Exercise

Virtual Microscope Discovery

The 7 minute instruction video must be viewed using headphones by each student. They must then complete the simulation and then at least 3 of the pre-arranged challenges that the website provides. That will help them trouble-shoot in case they encounter problems with their own laboratory work.
Course: Biology
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Exercise

Technical Notes

This activity would be ideal to freshmen or sophomore who must use a microscope in a future activity. The virtual microscope will reacquaint them with proper use of a microscope without the mess in the lab.

Requirements

Basic computer skills

Topics

Laboratory work, biology, cellular structure

Learning Objectives

Students will be able to recall how to properly handle and use a microscope by completing an online simulation where they will examine different specimens.