Lab Skills: How to Use a Microscope

How to Use a Microscope

Microscopes grant us the extraordinary ability to closely examine the intricacies of the world. Becoming familiar with their diverse components and functionality enables you to extract maximum value from both your microscope and the overall laboratory experience.


Our instructional handout, video demonstration, and poster for classroom support will help you get you started.

Instructional Handout

A downloadable PDF to print and share with your class.

Lab Skill Walkthrough Video

Introduce students to using a microscope with this walkthrough video.

Poster for Classroom Support

“How to Use a Microscope” is available to download.

Beginner's Microscope Slide Set

Set includes a study guide with activities for students

Lab Skills Walkthrough Video

Introduce students to using a microscope with this walkthrough video.

Instructional Handout

By using these resources, students will be prepared for labs in your course. Additionally, they’ll develop the same skills used by scientists and industry professionals.

Poster for Classroom Support

Our lab skill poster highlights careers by drawing real-world connections between the skill of creating serial dilutions and how the practice is used for scientific advancement.

We can work together.

At Carolina, we believe that it is essential for students to master foundational lab skills that will propel them throughout their academic and professional careers. We created a series of resources designed to help both teachers and students develop the lab skills needed to succeed.

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