All ages of students spent the month of April, into May, exploring a world too small to see with our naked eyes. Using microscopes that made things anywhere from 30 times larger to 400 times larger than life, students looked at the structure of ordinary objects, and made some extraordinary findings.
For example, who would have guessed that each drop of Tecolote Creek water contains at least 6 different varieties of micro-organisms — from Paramecia to Euglena, to Daphnia, to Stentor, and more! Using our 400 x pathology microscope with a camera and projector, we were able to project this microscopic world onto a screen. Check out what we saw!
We explored fungus, grew bacteria cultures from our own hand-prints, looked at protists from Tecolote Creek water and our worm composter, and did Wanted posters about disease causing bacteria, viruses and protozoans.
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