AQA new specification-The world of the microscope-B1.1
The world of the microscope lesson created in accordance to the NEW AQA Specification (9-1). Designed for a higher ability class, although content can be adjusted to suit any ability. Includes: slide animations, embedded videos and practice questions with answers on slides. I have also included the required practical ppt as It goes hand in hand with this lesson. I would recommend doing the required practical after the plant and animal cells lesson.

AQA spec link: 1.1.5
Relevant chapter: B1 Cell structure and transport. AQA Biology third edition textbook-Page 4-5

Specification requires students to know the following;
Students should be able to: • understand how microscopy techniques have developed over time • explain how electron microscopy has increased understanding of sub-cellular structures. Limited to the differences in magnification and resolution. An electron microscope has much higher magnification and resolving power than a light microscope. This means that it can be used to study cells in much finer detail. This has enabled biologists to see and understand many more sub-cellular structures.
WS 1.1
Students should be able to carry out calculations involving magnification, real size and image size using the formula: magnification = size of image size of real object Students should be able to express answers in standard form if appropriate.
MS 1a, 1b, 2h, 3b WS 4.4 Use prefixes centi, milli, micro and nano.
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Created: Sep 19, 2017

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