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Microscopes4schools - MRC visit Class 5 Jan 2012

Class 5 were lucky to have a visit from scientists at the MRC this afternoon to learn how to use different microscopes. The children all wore white laboratory coats and were able to look at specimens at up to x600 magnification – crustaceans, sleepy mutant fruit flies, beetles, flowers, seeds, cheek cells, water fleas and crustaceans!
The MRC have lent us a microscope and camera so that we can enter a competition entitled the Science Image Award; children will take pictures of various living ‘things’ in a creative way and the best pictures taken by our pupils will be included in an exhibit at the Cambridge Science Festival on the 17th and 18th of March (The MRC will have an exhibit called "See your cells!" in the Biology Zone).