This program has been developed to foster primary school students' interest in science and the use of microscopes, in the context of water.
This project was an initiative of the Chief Scientist of Western Australia, Professor Lyn Beazley and the Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, with support from the Science Teachers' Association of Western Australia and Water Corporation.
The Magnifying Microscope is a small hand-held unit that allows students to easily move it around to view items indoors or out.
We have produced an Under the Microscope activity booklet, in conjunction with STAWA, to help teachers integrate the use of Magnifying Microscopes with existing curriculum.
As part of the program, we will provide copies of activity booklet and a free microscope incursion for your science teacher. The activities focus on the use of microscopes, plant adaptations to water supply, plant structure and soil composition, including teacher background notes.
Under the Microscope activity booklet
You can book your incursion before or after you have received your class set of microscopes. If you haven't received your set, we will provide a class set of microscopes to use during the incursion.
Our microscope incursion
To order a set of microscopes for your school, or for more information about the project, visit the Microscopes in schools' website.