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Learning Exercise: Virtual Microscope Discovery

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


Submitted by:
Kim Anderson
Date Last Modified:
December 04, 2004




  • High School
  • Middle School


Laboratory work, biology, cellular structure


Basic computer skills

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.

Type of Task

  • Individual
  • Student-centered
  • Supplemental activity
  • Unsupervised

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.