This Self-Learning Module (SLM) is prepared so that you, our dear learners, can continue your studies and learn while at home. Activities, questions, directions, exercises, and discussions are carefully stated for you to understand each lesson.
Each SLM is composed of different parts. Each part shall guide you step-by-step as you discover and understand the lesson prepared for you.
Pre-tests are provided to measure your prior knowledge on lessons in each SLM. This will tell you if you need to proceed on completing this module or if you need to ask your facilitator or your teacher’s assistance for better understanding of the lesson. At the end of each module, you need to answer the post-test to self-check your learning. Answer keys are provided for each activity and test. We trust that you will be honest in using these.
Please use this module with care. Do not put unnecessary marks on any part of this SLM. Use a separate sheet of paper in answering the exercises and tests. And read the instructions carefully before performing each task.
If you have any questions in using this SLM or any difficulty in answering the tasks in this module, do not hesitate to consult your teacher or facilitator.
Most Essential Learning Competency:
- Focus specimens using the compound microscope.
This module is divided into two lessons:
- Lesson 1 – Microscopy
- Lesson 2 – The Magnification Process
After going through this module, you are expected to:
1. focus specimens using the compound microscope;
2. compute the magnification of the specimen; and describe the proper ways of handling a microscope.
Hello! How are you? Have you ever wondered about the things that we cannot see? Take a look at your hands, it may look clean but if we look at it under a device that could magnify tremendously it actually contains a lot of microorganisms.
This module will open your eyes to the things that you could not ever imagine. Life is pretty interesting, and at the microscopic scale, it can also be beautiful, strange, intriguing, frightening and gross. Be a scientist yourself, let’s work hand in hand as we find out the process on focusing and proper handling of microscope.