Waterdrop Microscope

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A drop of pond or lake water becomes a spherical lens when suspended from a syringe. Shine a green laser through the center of the water drop and bring to life the tiny world inside!

Grade Range:
6-12

Duration
1/2 Hour – 1 Hour

Supplies

Green Laser, syringe, stand, screen, pond (or lake) water

NGSS Connections
PS4.B: Electromagnetic Radiation
  • Develop and use a model to describe that waves are reflected, absorbed, or transmitted through various materials.