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8SC - Chemistry for Life: Microscopy

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Online encyclopaedias:

Online encyclopaedias are great for short, concise and correct information. It may be best to access these articles from the Online encyclopaedias page through the Hale portal. Ready made citations are available.

  • Variety of reading levels
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  • Ready-made citation

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  • Text-to-speech tool can read aloud

TWIG World videos

Award winning teaching tools and educational resources for the classroom. Try films, experiments and worksheets matched to your curriculum. Access these through the Portal - Library - Twig videos. Check out these resources for:

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Lab Skills - Using a microscope:

Biology students need to be familiar with how to use a scalpel safely and a microscope correctly. This clip demonstrates how to move about while holding a scalpel, how to use a microscope and how to prepare a dry mount microscope slide.

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Reference Generator

It is important to provide evidence of using a variety of reliable resources. Use the online Reference Generator available through the Portal to create your citations. Make sure you alphabetically sort them afterwards.

A sample bibliography for 3 resources suggested on this page would look like:

Microscope 2018. Britannica School. Retrieved 20 November 2018, from

Dowswell, P (ed.) 2001, The Usborne internet-linked complete book of the microscope, Usborne, London.

Walczak, C 2018, 'Microscope' , World Book Student, World Book, Chicago, viewed 20 November 2018,