St. Mary's Dominican High School

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Madelyn Westholz’ Biology I class learned the proper way to use the microscope, an important tool in biology. They also used a virtual lab to further explore microscope techniques.

“Using the microscope, they looked at their specimen – the letter e. Students drew on paper the letter they viewed through the microscope, explained Westholz. “A letter printed on a home printer looks interesting under low power or 100x magnification and high power, 400x magnification. Images also appear upside down in the ocular and move in the opposite direction from the stage movement.”

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