Microscopy Lesson plans

Examining Stomates: Students practice digital microscopy and diagramming techniques while observing stomates and guard cell structures.


Flower Dissection: Students identify parts of a flower while relating the structure of the floral parts to their function.


Pieris Rapae: Students observe and identify body parts of the butterfly while demonstrating sound stereoscope and microscope skills.


Pond Life: Students use microscopes and stereoscopes to observe pond life and examine protists structures.


Quick Microscopy Activities: Need a quick microscopy activity to do with your students? Download them here!


20 in 20: If you attended Whitney Hagins' 20 in 20 workshop while at NSTA and didn't get to grab a handout, here it is!


Organelle of the Day: If you attended Whitney Hagins' Organelle of the Day workshop while at NSTA and didn't get to grab the handouts, here they are!


Cilia & Flagella

Cork Cells

Food & Contractile Vacuole

Plasma Membrane & Nucleus

SwiftOptical Instruments would like to thank the Science Teachers of Lexington High School, in Lexington, MA for their inspiration and contributions to this project. We give special recognition to Whitney Hagins, Ken Bateman, Kristine Thyng, Sue Offner, Nora Murphy, and Elliott Gimble for their efforts and for their dedication to teaching.

DIY Tape Slide Activity Handout: Download the handout that correlates to the DIY tape slide activity here.