100 Days of Science #46-- Looking At the Germ Farm Under the Microscope

Before we got rid of our germ farm we thought it would be fun to look at what we had grown under the microscope.  

I had originally planned to use actual slides but we wondered if we could just stick them as is under the microscope and get them to work.  

This is our microscope and we just love it!

Turns out that worked out beautifully!  We were limited to using our smallest lens and we couldn't always see the exact center of our containers but we still got to see so much and I'll fully admit I was relieved not to have to take off the lids and try to move whatever was growing over to a slide. 

Here are just a few of the more interesting things we observed. 

It's always amazing to see how different everything looks under the microscope.  We loved that most of the dishes had multiple things growing in them and just a slight twist of the container gave us something new and equally fascinating to look at!

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
34. More Microscope Fun 
35.  Homemade Ice Cream
36. How Plants Breathe Experiment 
37. Save The Bay Exploration Center Trip
38. Making Fresh Peach Preserves 
39. Making Solar S'mores
40. Growing a Crystal Garden
41. & 42. Making Jolly Rancher Candy Apples & Lollipops 
43. Volcanic Lemons
44. Oozing Pumpkins
45.  Growing a Germ Farm

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  1. As a teacher (and one who does not enjoy teaching Science) I find this super fascinating and inspiring. Thank you!


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