Minnesota Microscopy Society
Project Micro page

The Microscopy Society of America has become part of the effort with Project MICRO (Microscopy In Curriculum - Research Outreach). MICRO will put MSA members, teaching materials, and microscopes in middle school classrooms nationwide. The program manual is now part of the outstanding Great Explorations in Math and Science (GEMS) series of the Lawrence Hall of Science (http://www.lhs.berkeley.edu/GEMS/GEMS.html).

As part of this program several schools in the St. Paul area were involved in hands-on testing of the program in the 96-97 school year. This page is intended both to provide access to resources for the testing phase of the project, and to document the project as it happens. Any material you have (in almost any format) can be submitted to the webmaster through the organizers and will eventually appear here.

Faith is a fine invention
When Gentleman can see
But Microscopes are prudent
In an Emergency

Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)


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Microworld Exploration Stations:

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

Some resources for the individual stations in the Microworld Exploration are given here:

  1. Salt of the Earth
  2. Brine Shrimp
  3. Dot-to-Dot
  4. Sands of the World
  5. Fingerprints
  6. Bugs
  7. Fabric
  8. Mystery Powders
  9. Watery World
  10. Magnification Station

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Microscopy Society of America

The Microscopy Society of America is the major professional society in the USA for microscopists of all persuasions. It includes optical and electron microscopists, biologists and materials scientists and covers interest levels from students to professors.
Amongst their many activities they maintain the MSA Project Micro page which includes a review of the many resources available to educators in the field of microscopy.

Lawrence Hall of Science

The Lawrence Hall of Science creates a great deal of wonderful resources to help in the teaching of science to children. They are producing Project micro as part of the GEMS series, in collaboration with the microscopy society of America. Their web site contains a lot of exciting information.

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