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Modeling Leeuwenhoek’s Tools With Disposable-Camera Microscopes

by: Brian Giza

When students design and build their own versions of instruments, they appreciate them more—and are more likely to appreciate how experimentation plays a critical role in explaining the world around them (NRC 1999). In this activity, students learn how science is done by becoming active participants. They use free lenses to build simple (single-lens) microscopes using a problem-based learning approach that integrates inquiry, design, problem solving, and communication.


Type Journal ArticlePub Date 10/1/2007Stock # ss07_031_02_48Volume 031Issue 02

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