Invisible Portraits - revealing the secret world of microbes
An art exhibition of high-tech images of microbial life refashioned as metal sculpture, wood carvings, and large-scale portraiture by Erick James, Patrick Keeling, and other members of the Keeling Lab.
Beaty Biodiversity Museum, UBC Vancouver
September 27, 2013 to January 5, 2014
Science World at Telus World of Science, Vancouver
November 17, 2014 to March 30, 2015
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Make Your Own Van Leewenhoek Microscope
Following the steps available here, and using commonly found materials, you will be able to construct a working microscope capable of 100X to 200X magnification. This article will also suggest and illustrate a number of interesting samples one can examine, and provide a method for calculating the magnification power of your self-made lens.
Part 1: Build the microscope
Part 2: Determining the power of the lens
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For more photos and video of the project being demonstrated at a Teacher's conference, go here.