You’ll need the following items to complete this lab session. (The standard kit for this book, available from www.thehomescientist.com, includes the items listed in the first group.)
Ruler (millimeter scale)
Lamp or book light
Microscope and illuminator
Slide, prepared (bacteria or diatoms)
Specimen: notebook or copy paper
Specimen: snippet from cover of this book
Biology as a modern science would not exist without the microscope, just as modern astronomy would not exist without the telescope. Both perform the same function: making the invisible visible. Without microscopes, biologists would be literally blind to the vast ...