A r c h i v e d I n f o r m a t i o n
Looking at objects closely is an important part of science, and a magnifying glass lets us see things we don't even know are there. It also helps us see how objects are similar or different from each other.
What you'll need
A magnifying glass
Your science journal
What to do
If you were able to examine a mosquito, you probably saw how it bites something--with its proboscis, a long hollow tube that sticks out of its head. Snowflakes are fascinating because no two are alike. Powdery scales give butterfly wings their color.
- Use your magnifying glass to see:
What's hidden in soil or under leaves;
What's on both sides of leaves;
How mosquitos bite;
Different patterns of snowflakes; and
How many different objects can you find in the soil?
- Draw pictures, or describe what you see, in your notebook.
Important Things To Learn
Attack of the Straws