As part of their studies in Cellular Biology this term, students in Year 8 Science have been discovering the fascinating realm that lies beyond what the human eye can see; the microscopic world.
To reinforce our students’ understanding of cell theory, as well as the structure and function of cells and cellular division, students have had the opportunity to investigate the microscopic world using compound microscopes.
During discovery lessons, students marveled at the microscopic structures of prepared specimens as well as items they collected from the environment. These included leaves, seeds, sand, synthetic fibers and microscopic fauna. Students also had the opportunity to apply scientific techniques in preparing their own wet mount slides using onion skin and reagents (such as methylene blue and iodine) to view organelle structures studied earlier in the unit.