Science 9 – My other class were using the microscopes for yeast budding today. Despite going over how to properly use a microscope again, students still have problems using them. I had a photo of what they should be seeing on our front projector screen, yet most groups ended up focusing on an air bubble and claimed they had found the yeast. At least they got it focused though.
I find microscope activities very taxing. I have to go from group to group non-stop to get them on track and help with focusing. What they really need is one microscope per person and 20 minutes of time to fully use and experiment with it. 45 seconds here and there just doesn’t cut it.