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THE BIG PICTURE

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

  1. 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

    Butterfly wings.

    How many different objects can you find in the soil?

  2. Draw pictures, or describe what you see, in your notebook.

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.

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