Fundamentals of Microscopy & Powers of 10 for the Elementary and Early Middle School Classroom
Time required: at least 1 hour – requires several minutes to set up 4 microscopes in the classroom before the presentation
Ideal for Smaller Classroom Sizes: 11-20 students
A scientist from the UNMC Munroe Meyer Institute will come to your classroom to review the “Powers of Ten” concept that was advanced by architect Charles Eames, who first utilized powers to aid in visualization of large numbers. Students will learn how multiplying or dividing by 10 changes BIG to small and back again. The activity will engage students through an exploration into the microscopic world and basic use of a microscope.
Must contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a classroom visit with a scientist. Please note “STEM Activity Request: Microscopy Activity” on the email subject line. Requires at least 2.5-week notice. Teachers making the request must include their Name, School, Grade level, Classroom Size, and 2-3 potential dates/times to schedule the visit to the classroom. A UNMC scientist will respond with availability.
1st March, 2021
10th December, 2021
Science - Health