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NEW Project ESC@ESC: Zoom into Microbiology: Zoom into Microbiology

Zoom into Microbiology

Introduction to the Zoom into Microbiology Unit of Study

Microbiology is the study of things that cannot be seen with the naked eye. In biology, microbiology refers to the study of microorganisms such as protist, bacteria, and viruses. To view microscopic items, microscopes are used. The history of microscopes is fascinating as scientists throughout history have learned more and more about the microscopic world as they have created the technology to view it.

Students will be introduced to the history of microscopes and how cell theory was developed alongside improvements of technology. Then, students will gain hands-on experience using microscopes to identify living organisms by looking at small details, making wet mount slides, and examine pond water for evidence of life. Finally, students will independently research a topic connected to microscopes to expand their learning and share their research projects with their class.

Zoom into Microbiology