Virtual Microscopy

Screen capture from Virtual Microscopy

Best Biology site of the week is probably this Virtual Microscope from the Indiana University Bloomington – it has slides of cell division, and tissue from all the body systems – digestive, circulatory, excretory etc. So if you don’t have enough microscopes for every student in the class, don’t have the relevant slides, or students are having difficulty getting a clear image, this is one solution. I used it my VCE Biology class today, so students could see the difference between the thick, muscular walls of arteries and the thinner walls of veins and the thinnest walls of capillaries. They were also able to identify the five different types of white blood cell and count an approximate ratio of RBC to WBC.

One comment

  1. Rachel

    I like learning about microscopes and looking at the slides. I find it interesting that when you put a slide under the microscope the slide is upsidown.

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