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  • Summary:

    • When students create content, their understanding deepens.
    • Use your Foldscope to create your own worksheets and share them on the Microcosmos!!
  • Summary:

    • Owl pellets contain the indigestible bones, fur, and exoskeletons of their prey,
    • Owl pellets provide information about the owls that live in an area,
    • Scientists can reconstruct the skeletons of the owl’s prey from what they find in owl pellets,
    • Use your Foldscope 2.0 to take owl pellet dissections to another level and share your pictures and videos on the Microcosmos!
  • Summary:

    • Bubbles are only spherical when there are no unbalanced forces acting on their surface
    • Bubbles can get quite large because bubble solution lowers the surface tension of water
    • Share your observations of bubbles with others to show what you learned!
  • Summary:

    • Ladybugs are not all female.
    • Ladybugs are not bugs.
    • Microscopic studies can reveal connections between the structure and function of the different parts of the ladybug.
    • Share your observations with others to show what you learned!
  • This blog is all about crystals! Crystal formation from a supersaturated solution is an example of a physical change - and a microscope can let you watch the phenomenon of crystal formation in real time! Understanding the crystal structure of materials can help us create anything from medicine to art!
  • Summary:

    • Spider webs are made of four basic parts
    • Microscopic views of spider silk reveal the structural differences of the four parts
    • The vibrations traveling along the silk strands alert the spider as to what is happening on the web
    • Share your observations with others to show what you learned!