The Invisible Microscope

Imagine teaching your biology students how to use a compound microscope without using innumerable variations of “don’t touch anything until you have completed the directions”, without hearing your name at least 100 times during each class period and without coming perilously close to loosing your patience. What follows is a brief description of a method to teach microscope skills that avoids these frustrations – and results in solid learning. This approach to helping your biology students learn to use a compound microscope is called the “The Invisible Microscope”….

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