Exploring Materials with a Microscope

Exploring Materials with a Microscope

We have been exploring lots of different materials.

We can tell whether the materials are rough or smooth, plain or patterned, waterproof or absorbent, opaque, translucent or transparent.

Today we had a look at these materials (and others such as a bumble bee, a butterfly wing, a crab and a leaf with eggs on it) through the digital microscope.  Of course we had a look at our uniforms, our hair, a cut, our skin and our tights and shoes through the microscope.

We were really amazed at what materials look like under the microscope.