Terrapin Resources

Easi-Scope Sample Lesson

Title: Exploring the Microscopic World with the Easi-Scope Microscope

  • Students will learn how to use the Easi-Scope microscope to observe and examine objects at a microscopic level.
  • Students will develop an appreciation for the complexity and diversity of the microscopic world.
  • Students will practice scientific inquiry skills such as making observations, recording data, and drawing conclusions.
  • Easi-Scope microscope
  • Laptop or desktop computer
  • Objects to examine (e.g., plant leaves, insects, fabrics, paper, human hair, etc.)
  • Worksheets or notebooks for recording observations and data

Introduction (10 minutes)

  1. Begin by asking students what they know about microscopes and why they are important in scientific research.
  2. Introduce the Easi-Scope microscope and explain its features and how it works.
  3. Demonstrate how to set up the Easi-Scope microscope with a computer and how to adjust the focus.

Exploration (30 minutes)

  1. Divide students into pairs or small groups.
  2. Distribute the objects to examine or take the class outside and allow them to choose objects.
  3. Instruct students to take turns using the Easi-Scope microscope to observe the objects and record their observations and data in their worksheets or notebooks.
  4. Encourage students to ask questions, make hypotheses, and share their findings with their peers.

Analysis (15 minutes)

  1. Bring the class back together and ask students to share their observations and data with the group.
  2. Lead a discussion on the similarities and differences among the objects and what they reveal about the microscopic world.
  3. Ask students to draw conclusions about the importance of microscopes in scientific research and how they can be used in various fields.

Conclusion (5 minutes)

  1. Summarize the key points of the lesson and encourage students to continue exploring the microscopic world with the Easi-Scope microscope.
  2. Collect the worksheets or notebooks for assessment purposes.


  1. Evaluate the quality and completeness of the students’ worksheets or notebooks.
  2. Ask students to write a short reflection on what they learned from the lesson and how they can apply it to their daily lives.