I really liked this one-page description of the history and keys parts of the microscope. It was written in kid-friendly language and wasn't trying to sell me a microscope, which some of the other information pages were doing. I feel like I could convey to the class some important information about the microscope from reading this article.
Learn about everything from flea glasses to Anton van Leeuwenhoek’s microscope lenses. I thought this graphic was an interesting addition to the information page from study.com. These 10 fun facts each have an image, which I think is helpful when trying to imagine how the microscope developed and changed over time.
How to Use a Microscope with Murry Gans. After previewing several different "How to" videos, I chose this one because I thought it was the best description of what a microscope does and how to use a light microscope. The video is based on a specific college lab, and we don't have exactly the same microscopes, but he is very thorough in his steps. He also offers a review of what we should learn from the video, and suggests going back and rewatching if we missed any of the steps.
I thought this video was important to include for the students in our class who struggle with reading, still need more visual prompts for what a microscope can do, and additional information about early microscopes right up to more advanced developments in microscope technology. I really enjoyed watching this video and I thought he presented the information in an interesting way.