100 Days of Science #34- More Microscope Fun

My boys and I just love digging out the microscope and examining all the things we see around us from a whole new perspective.   In fact we once brainstormed a list of a 100 different things we could look at under our microscope

One day a few weeks ago we found some humming bird feathers, dragonfly wings, and while we had our slides and microscope out we also decided to look at the leaves on our tomato plant; both alive and dead ones.

We had such a great time!

We began by preparing some of the slides.  We took a dropper of water and placed a large drop of water on each slide then laid down the feather, wing, or leaf and added the cover slip on top.

Then we slid them into place on at a time and tried out all the different settings; moving the slides around to see all the details.

Sorry the photos are kind of blurry but I was using my camera to take pictures down the eyepiece.

hummingbird feather

healthy tomato plant leaf; it appeared to shimmer under the scope!

The dead leaf 

Others in this series:

1. Bernoulli's Principle
2. Ecotarium Trip 
3. Air Molecule Experiment
4. Kitchen Science
5. Corn Maze Field Trip 
6. Birds of Florida 
7. Making Static Music
8. Un-Make It Monday
9. Wind Tunnel Experiment
10. Biomes Field Trip
11. Disappearing Coin Trip
12. Snuffing out a Candle With Baking Soda
13. Making Plastic from Milk
14. Friction Experiment 
15. & 16. Snow Experiments
17. Making an Iceberg
18. Floating Eggs
19. Pond Water Under a Microscope 
20. Planting Eco Plant Pals
21. & 22. Cotton Candy Experiments
23. Springfield Science Museum Trip
24. Signs of Spring
25. Color Changing Slime
26. Growing Our Own Tickle Plants
27. Learning About Soil Sampling
28. Making Bouncy Balls
29. Exploring the Shoreline
30. Color Changing Flowers
31. Roger Williams Zoo Trip
32. Edible Silly Putty 
33. Raising Tadpoles

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  1. What microscope is that? My son has one but I think he needs something a little better than what he has.


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