MicroWorld Explorations Stations


The outcome of any serious research can only be to make two questions grow where only one grew before

Here are some resources for the individual stations in the GEMS guide Microworld Explorations


Salt of the Earth
Magnified images of different salts (width of each image is 1 cm)
Example of magnified salt
Salt crystals
Example of magnified epsom salts
Epsom salts
Example of magnified cream of tartar
Cream of Tartar


Brine Shrimp

Resources for this station will appear here
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Dot-to-Dot
See the monthly exploration page for July 1997

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Sands of the World

Example of a sand sample

An example of one sand sample prepared for Sands of the World. The white and black backgrounds make it possible to get good contrast on most of the individual sand grains.

Magnified images of sands from different places (width of each image is 1 cm)
Hawaii beach sand
Hawaii beach sand
Hawaii volcanic sand
Hawaii volcanic sand
Cancun Mexico beach sand
Cancun Mexico beach sand
Florida beach sand
Florida beach sand
Duluth sand
Duluth sand
New Mexico desert sand
New Mexico desert sand

Several articles have appeared in recent issues of Scientific American showing magnified images of sand.


Fingerprints
Magnified images of fingerprints on tape (width of each image is 1 cm)
fingerprint section
Magnified finferprint
Image processed fingerprint
Image processed fingerprint
position of ridge ends
Ridge ends (red) and junctions (blue)

Examples of different fingerprint patterns can be found at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)


Fruits and Veggies

Example of station set-up

An example of the station set-up for Fruits and Veggies


Bugs

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Fabric
See the monthly exploration page for March 1998


Mystery powders

Magnified images of various household powders (width of each image is 1 cm)
flour
Flour
Accent
Accent salt substitute
Detergent
Detergent


Watery World

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Magnification Station

Example of station set-up

An example of the station set-up for Magnification Station



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