The smartphone microscopes are designed with biology in mind, but there’s no limit to what they can be used for. Amazingly, these kits can transform any camera phone or tablet into a microscope with sufficient power to see inside living cells – the limit is only the imagination of the pupils and their teachers!
The smartphones have been trialed in various schools, with activities developed in not only the core sciences, but art, food technology and beyond. The potential is almost limitless, and pupils should be encouraged to embrace this potential throughout the project
To help you get started, we have created a few downloadable PowerPoints and lesson plans as examples. Get discovering!
SSERC presentation, courtesy of Scott Bryce
Example Lesson Plans