requirements for the honor are as follows:
Skill Level 2
- List four major types of microscopes. What are some of the
characteristics of each? Be able to identify the different types
of microscopes from pictures or visit a laboratory in a
university or industry which has thcse microscopes.
- Be able to identify the following parts of a microscopc and
explain or demonstrate the function of each: eye-piece or ocular,
objective, body tube, nosepiece, stage, diaphragm. base, focus
knob, and arm.
- Know how to calculate the magnification of a compound
microscope. Calculate the magnification of the microscope you
use for this honor.
- Define the following microscopic terms: slide, coverslip,
wetmount, fixing, staining, oil immersion, unicellular,
inulticellular, cilia, flagella, plankton.
- Collect samples of water (from ponds, streams, ditches,
gutters, puddles, etc.) and search for living organisms using a
microscope with at least 100 X magnification. Draw five of these
organisms as accurately as possible. As far as possible,
identify and label your diagrams (include the magnification used).
- Draw and label a cell which includes the following parts: cell
membrane, nucleus, and cytoplasm.
- Know the kingdoms that have microscopic life forms and know
two members from each.
- Give at least one example of how microscopic life is important
for: human food, human health, medicine, other organisms.
- Give at least three health habits that have been established
as a direct result of harmful microscopic life. Put these habits