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.


Swift Optical 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.