Tech Trek: The latest in handheld microscopes

by: Mervyn J. Wighting, Robert A. Lucking, and Edwin P. Christmann

Microscopes have come a long way since their invention in 1590. New technologies in handheld microscopes encourage interactivity, exploration, and observation of specimens in real time, very often allowing students to see living microcosms that are difficult to observe. The ideas presented here will update your knowledge of the technologies available for examining the structure and function of living things in the middle school science classroom.


Middle School


Type Journal ArticlePub Date 3/1/2004Volume 072Issue 06

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