The Strange World of Small Things
Recommended Year Level: Year 8 Required Knowledge: Little Duration: 3 x 50 minute lessons
This activity will provide students with the opportunity to:
- develop a sense of size and scale: macro > micro > nano
- explore objects at different levels (such as bacteria, viruses, cells, genes, DNA, molecules, atoms) – macro, micro and nano
- explore objects using stereo and electron microscopes.
The final exercise provides a list of possible problems associated with observing and measuring that students may like to investigate. The rubric provided in Activity 7 is a useful framework to support their efforts.
- Observing and Measuring
- Small Things
- Stereo Microscopes
- Electron Microscopes
- Problems to Solve
- The Biotechnology Scale