Seeing the Tiny World Safely in a Pandemic
School: Armada High School
Being in the lab is such an important part of being in a science class. Conditions being as they currently are, having students in proximity sharing equipment that can get bodily fluids (tears) on it can be avoided with an attachment that replaces the ocular lens of a microscope and projects the image onto a computer screen. With this grant, I hope to obtain Celestron Digital Microscope Imagers and the Vernier Logger Pro 3 software necessary to run the imagers along with slides and coverslips to let my Biology and Anatomy students see the world not visible to the naked eye, including, but not limited to, microscopic pond organisms, the surfaces of leaves, fungal structure, their own cells, and human tissue samples. I have computers and microscopes; I just need the ability to bridge these technologies together so students are doing the action and not just viewing a demo I set up using a cathode-ray television on its last legs, as seen in the picture.