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MACRO PHOTOS OF MATERIALS

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

By connecting the digital microscope to a smartphone, or by using the macro mode of their smart phones, participants can discover the microstructure of the objects.

KEYWORDS

  • microscope

  • microscopic images

  • personal story

  • digital

DURATION

1 hour

SKILLS

  • observation

  • changing perspectives

PREPARATION

A printable set of instructions or video tutorials on the use of a pocket digital microscope in different languages may be helpful.

TOOLS AND MATERIALS

  • digital pocket microscope

  • smart phone

  • mobile phone clip

  • objects and materials to observe

DESCRIPTION

  1. Prepare all materials on the table: digital microscope, mobile phone clip, objects to observe

  2. Press the LED button to turn on the microscope light

  3. Position the specimen under the microscope lens

  4. Use the focusing ring and zoom wheel to get the desired result

  5. One may need a second person to take a picture

  6. Attach the clip to the mobile phone camera

  7. Connect the clip to the microscope eyepiece -

  8. Use the settings of your smartphone application to get the desired image -

  9. Take a photo or record a video of "walking" on an object -

  10. Transfer images or video clips to a computer