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ERIC Number: EJ784694
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb
Pages: 3
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8148
The Early Years: Observing with Magnifiers
Ashbrook, Peggy
Science and Children, v45 n6 p18-20 Feb 2008
Inspire your students to become detailed observers by encouraging the use of magnifiers. Magnification can make us see an object with new understanding. Rachel Carson said, "Some of nature's most exquisite handiwork is on a miniature scale, as anyone knows who has applied a magnifying glass to a snowflake"(Carson 1965). The lesson described here uses interesting objects to give children a reason to learn to use a magnifier.
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A