Experiments Overview

These experiments are divided into two sections: stereomicroscopes and compound microscopes. Before starting you can learn how to use these microscopes here. In each section we suggest where the samples can be collected or purchased, and how to buy accessory materials.

The stereomicroscopes section consists of a list of suggested biological samples to look at with low power microscopes that have proved very popular during our school visits.

The compound microscopes section consists of a list of protocols to look at different types of cells and microorganisms with high power microscopes.

We recommend you first read the cells and microscopes pages for background information.

Download and print the activities here.