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Building a Microscope and Identifying Cells

The Brooklyn College Science Center offers several interesting activities, and within the Building a Microscope and Identifying Cells activity, kids get to learn how microscopes work and the science behind them. First, the activity calls for students to read about the properties of light, including lenses, refraction, magnification, reflection, colors and spectrum, and calculating the speed of light, among many other subjects. Then, students can use this knowledge to continue with the experiment and use a simulated online microscope. Although the site may be a bit difficult to follow for younger users, the quality and unique content, interesting concept, and colorful graphics make it well worth visiting.
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