The Microscopy Society of America has become part of the effort with Project MICRO (Microscopy In Curriculum - Research Outreach). MICRO will put MSA members, teaching materials, and microscopes in middle school classrooms nationwide. The program manual is now part of the outstanding Great Explorations in Math and Science (GEMS) series of the Lawrence Hall of Science (http://www.lhs.berkeley.edu/GEMS/GEMS.html).
As part of this program several schools in the St. Paul area were involved in hands-on testing of the program in the 96-97 school year. This page is intended both to provide access to resources for the testing phase of the project, and to document the project as it happens. Any material you have (in almost any format) can be submitted to the webmaster through the organizers and will eventually appear here.
Faith is a fine invention
When Gentleman can see
But Microscopes are prudent
In an Emergency
Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)
Some resources for the individual stations in the Microworld Exploration are given here:
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The Microscopy Society of America
is the major professional society in the USA for microscopists of all persuasions. It includes optical and electron microscopists, biologists and materials scientists and covers interest levels from students to professors.
Amongst their many activities they maintain the MSA Project Micro page which includes a review of the many resources available to educators in the field of microscopy.
Other useful links in webspace
Minnesota Microscopy Society