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Build a Microscope Laboratory Kit for life science and physical science teaches about the optics of a microscope and how the lens combination magnifies tiny objects to form enlarged images that are easily examined.

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Almost all students of science will use a microscope at least once, but do they know how these incredible magnifiers work? Students will build a replica of one of the first microscopes and gain firsthand knowledge of the simple device that has allowed scientists to explore the fascinating microscopic world. Students will learn about the optics of a microscope and how the lens combination magnifies tiny objects to form enlarged images that are easily examined. As students expand their understanding of how this important tool works, they will no longer view the microscopic world “blindly.” Student Kit provides enough reusable materials to build one microscope, while the Classroom Set includes enough reusable materials to build eight microscopes-an excellent value! Detailed instructions, background information, and Teacher Notes are provided.