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Molecular Expressions: Images from the Microscope

Found inscience, 6-8, 9-12

Molecular Expressions: Images from the Microscope is one of the largest online collections of color photographs taken through an optical microscope. The site not only features acclaimed photo galleries, but it also offers primers on optics and microscopy.  The resources are aimed primarily at science students in grades 6-12 though some, especially the images and videos, can be adapted for younger students.

Science, Optics & You is a curriculum package with an optics timeline, online student activities and supporting teacher resources: 

Microscopy Primer can be read online or downloaded and printed in sections. The treatise covers the physics of light and color, the anatomy of a microscope, photomicrography, and more. It provides links to web resources and a bibliography.

Photo Gallery (The Molecular Expressions Photo Gallery) features images of DNA, amino acids, vitamins, and more. It also has a Movie Gallery. One sub-gallery is Pond Life with videos of protozoans, rotifers, algae, gastrotrichs, nematodes, platyhelminths, annelids, arachnids, dipterans, and crustaceans. 


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