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ERIC Number: EJ776718
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Pages: 4
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-0887-2376
Modeling Leeuwenhoek's Tools with Disposable-Camera Microscopes
Giza, Brian
Science Scope, v31 n2 p48-51 Oct 2007
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. (Contains 2 figures and 3 resources.)
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A