Section 2. Cells. 3.2 The Electron Microscope Year 12 AQA Biology
This lesson plan/presentation provides you with a high quality lesson that includes all the necessary activities and resources for the following learning objectives:
1) Explain how electron microscopes work - engaging starter activity where pupils are shown a series of images and they must decide if each image is taken using a light or electron microscope. Extension is to identify what the micrograph is - answers provided in the presentation.
2) Explain the differences between a transmission electron microscope and a scanning electron microscope - information slides are provided on the early microscopes of Leeuwenhoek and Hooke and what are compound microscopes - activity to label the Compound microscope - the labelling diagram is prepared for you as a hidden slide - just print! Answers provided in the powerpoint for peer or self review (AfL).
3) Describe the limitation of the transmission and the scanning electron microscopes - pupils are given an information sheets spread around the room on the compound microscope, transmission and scanning electron microscopes (hidden slides - just print!) and hunt the answers to complete their table on comparing each type of microscope. Answers provided in presentation.
The lesson finishes with a self-evaluation where pupils can reflect on their learning objectives and identify their corresponding level.