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Swift Lab Microscope Manual

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Swift Lab Manual: Learning Biology with a Digital Microscope. This Swift Lab Manual is designed with the biology teacher in mind. Created to be used with the Swift Digital Microscopes, this manual provides a platform where teachers can give students the opportunity to discover the wonders of science. Developed in collaboration with TERC, a leader in STEM research, this manual contains 20 hands-on learning activities linked to National Science Standard and Key Textbooks. Each bullet point listed below is a classroom activity. The lab manual provides step-by-step instruction student sheets that are easy to follow and insure the activites are classroom ready for teachers. Background info and activity overviews provide guidance for teacher preparation.

Getting Started
  • Microscope calibration
  • Understanding Magnification and Scale
  • Exploring Microscopic Pond Life

  • Structure and Function - Comparing and Contrasting Cells
    • Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cells
    • Protista and Fungi
    • Plants - Elodea Leaf Cells
    • Animals - Human Cheek Cells
    • Cell Specialization

    Structure and Function - From Structures to Functions
    • Investigating Locomotion
      • Not All Movement Is Life
      • Methods of Locomotion in Pond Water
      • Paramecium on the Move - Cilia
    • Investigating Feeding and Digestion
      • Digestion in Protists
      • Hydra Feeding
    • Investigating Reproduction
      • Mitosis

    Behavior - Responses to Environmental Conditions
    • Salinity
      • Changes in Salinity - Osmosis
      • Amoeba and Salt Water
    • Temperature
      • Daphnia Heart Rate and Temperature
    • Light
      • Immediate Reactions to Light - Chloroplasts
      • Immediate Reactions to Light - Amoeba
      • Reactions to Light - Pond Protozoans
      • Long-Term Reactions to Light - Populations

    Standards Matching
    • National Science Education Standards
    • California: State Standards
    • Florida: State Standards
    • New York: State Standards
    • Texas: State Standards

    Textbook Matching
    • BSCS Biology: An Ecological Approach
    • Glencoe Science Biology (National Geographic)
    • McDougal Littell Biology (Stephen Nowicki)
    • Prentice Hall Biology (Miller and Levine)