Free electronic microscopes for primary schools

25th January 2002 at 00:00
Every maintained primary and special school in England and Wales will get a free digital microscope as a Science Year gift. Schools Minister Catherine Ashton made the announcement at the BETT show, the educational science and technology exhibition, in London.

Catherine Ashton said, "The digital microscope connects to a PC to allow children to view generated images, save them to disk or intranet and share them with other schools or classes. Used with electronic whiteboards and data projectors it allows the whole class to look at and discuss both static and moving images."

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