Microscopes (Using a microscope)
Ks3 (year 7/8) resource for using a Microscope.
-Introduction lesson to Microscopes and cells.
-Practical using simple school light microscopes. Easy lesson taught a million times never not been good and engaging, as a microbiologist this is my favourite lesson in KS3 it’s a lot of fun for student and just fun to teach.
-Lesson 1 out of 5.
-Been observed by Ofsted with this one on the old grading system got an outstanding, though mainly due to having the most perfect class ever been lucky enough to teach.

- Lesson plan
- Detailed PowerPoint with animations. Also contains all answers to worksheets. (29 pages).
- All worksheets, starter to be done in back of books, main worksheet needed for practical and differentiated lower and higher ability (Worksheet to be printed back to back with space left to glue into books).
- Interactive notebook slide for labelling microscope.
- Laminated instructions worksheet for students on microscopes.
- Only one plenary
- Option of two starters.

Aspects of National curriculum lesson covers (In varying detail):
-Scientific attitudes, evaluate risks.
-Experimental skills and investigations, use appropriate techniques, apparatus, and materials during fieldwork and laboratory work, paying attention to health and safety.
-Structure and function of living organisms, including how to observe, interpret and record cell structure using a light microscope (next two lessons do cell structure this one is just familiarising students with new equipment).

Please review if bought and check out my free resources, will upload rest of lessons out of 5, at least two will be free as are fairly generic (Studying plant and animal cells).
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Created: Sep 25, 2016

Updated: Feb 22, 2018


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