Hi! It’s Tuesday, September 20, 2011 and time for Science at ClickSchooling!
Molecular Expressions: Powers of 10
Age Range: 9 and up (approximately, with adult supervision)
ClickScholars send me links to this website a few times each year as they stumble across it on their own Internet travels. It offers free activities that allow students to explore the fascinating world of optical microscopy through amazing color photographs. You’ll see images of the cellular levels of everything from hamburgers to superconductors.
When you get to the site you will see a brief introduction that explains you are about to take a virtual journey from the Milky Way to the microscopic world. In successive orders of magnitude journey from the Milky Way Galaxy “into a microscopic world that reveals leaf cell walls, the cell nucleus, chromatin, DNA and finally, into the subatomic universe of electrons and protons.”
When you are through watching the display, use the menu on the left side of the screen to explore:
*Optics Timeline – See highlights of important events and developments in the science of optics from prehistory to the beginning of the 21st century.
*Student Activities – Investigate light, optics, and color with an assortment of online activities. Discover more about:
- Animal Vision
- Cameras and Photography
- Binoculars, Periscopes, & Kaleidoscopes
- 3D Images & Holograms
*Tutorials – Access a curriculum resource package for elementary grade students that combines scientific inquiry, hands-on and interactive computer-based instruction, text, and animated manipulatives for a variety of learning experiences. Some of the activities include:
- Newton’s Prism Experiments
- Refraction of Light
- Microscope Magnification
- Optical Illusions
- Human Vision
You can also explore digital video galleries to learn more about digital microscopes and the spectrum of applications. The content on this site is massive, so bookmark it to return often.