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Experimenting with microscopes and microscope slides can produce a variety of results, depending on what type of microscope you use and what types of items are viewed. Place different items between glass slides and view them with a compound microscop

Microscope Slide Ideas

Experimenting with microscopes and microscope slides can produce a variety of results, depending on what type of microscope you use and what types of items are viewed. Place different items between glass slides and view them with a compound microscope or a stereo microscope and wet mount or dry mount slides to view the components that make up each specimen.

Flora and Fauna

Wet mount slides are generally ideal for studying once-living things because they keep the objects fresh. Objects that change consistency when wet, such as fur or feathers, should be viewed using a dry mount slide. Experiment with natural specimens, such as celery stalk, cork, balsa wood, tree bark, carrot, leaf, mushroom spores, blades of grass, or flower petals. Experiment also with animal-related specimens, such as the wing or leg of an insect, spider web, animal hair or fur, or feathers.

Household Items

Place different household items and substances under a microscope for insight into how they are created. Experiment with different fibres, such as upholstery fibres, yarn, fabric, and carpeting to see the individual fibres close up. Mix water and paper scraps in a blender and examine the resulting pulp on a wet mount slide. Soap bubbles and soap film or film from different house cleaning chemicals or different types of soap will all produce different effects under a microscope.

Human Body

Swab cells from the inside of a cheek and wipe them onto a dry mount slide to examine them beneath a microscope. Try the same thing with a fingernail clipping, a drop of blood or saliva, or a scraping of plaque from your teeth. Look at human hair and pet hair under the microscope using a dry mount slide. The best way to examine hair under a microscope is first to coat it with clear nail polish so you can see its texture more clearly.

Chemicals and Substances

Many different chemicals and food substances produce different shapes and colours under a microscope. Most can be placed on a wet or dry mount slide, and some will produce different results, depending on the type of slide you use. Experiment with Epsom salt, table salt, alum, sodium carbonate, regular sugar, icing sugar, artificial sweeteners, copper sulphate, honey, cultured yoghurt, and different types of mould, such as bread or fruit mould.

Microscope Slide Ideas

Microscope Slide Ideas

Category:HobbiesRelease time:2013-06-14Views:130

Experimenting with microscopes and microscope slides can produce a variety of results, depending on what type of microscope you use and what types of items are viewed. Place different items between glass slides and view them with a compound microscop[More]

How to Make Your Own Microscope Slides From Cardboard & Tape

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Making your own microscope slides from cardboard and tape is a great way to cut the costs down to almost nothing. If you are a teacher or parent of young students, they will find making their very own microscope slides a fun activity as well. You can[More]

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Preparing and staining microscope slides for frequent and repeated use saves the specimen on the slide and protects the slide itself from being scratched or broken. There are two basic ways of preparing microscope slides for permanent use, and they d[More]

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Scanners can be used to transfer a variety of images and documents to your computer. However, some scanners are also able to transfer slides and film to your PC. While some scanners can do so in addition to transferring ordinary photos and documents,[More]

How to calculate the field of view in a microscope

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Light microscopes can magnify objects by up to 1,000 times. These objects may be much too small to measure with a ruler, which makes knowing the size of the field of view -- the size of the area visible through your microscope -- a useful piece of in[More]

How to Use a Microscope to Examine Oscillatoria

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Oscillatoria, a type of blue-green algae, exists in aquatic ecosystems worldwide. This group of algae lives in colonies and occasionally forms mats visible with the naked eye. Like all algae, Oscillatoria uses the sun's energy to make its own food. T[More]

How to Identify Mites Under a Microscope

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How to Read a Slide Micrometer

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A slide micrometer measures very small things. Only visible through a microscope, the slide micrometer is a tiny "tape measure" of sorts printed onto a microscope slide. It has graduated intervals of .01mm. Another use of a slide micrometer is to cal[More]

How to Observe Human Cheek Cells Under a Light Microscope

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Observing human cheek cells under a light microscope is a simple way to quickly view a human cell structure. Many educational facilities use the procedure as an experiment for students to explore the principles of microscopy and the identification of[More]

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