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December 02, 2008

Kids learn old-school microscopes don’t kill ants

I was looking around the Web today for news about microscopes and ran across an interesting lifestyles article in the Daily Pilot out of Newport Beach, Ca. Headlined “Respect for the little things,” this piece by Michael Alexander talks about Science Adventures, a local elementary school’s after-school program that teaches first-graders a little piece of science at a time.

Currently, the children are learning to make microscopes the old-fashioned way, out of lenses and cardboard tubing, to view salt, sugar, even ants … who must appreciate that the kids are not using a magnifying glass on a sunny day!

Read the entire article here, including what the kids said were their favorite things to view under the microscope.