Microscope in a Cup

Combine, in a unique way, portion cups and clear plastic strips to create a portable, microscope that uses a drop of water for a lens.

Grades covered: 7 through 12
Curriculum Topics: Refraction, Magnification


Idea Sheets are cross-referenced to subjects listed in the Common Core, Next Generation Science Standards, and California Content Standards.

Categories include:
  • Physical Science
  • Grades 6-8
  • Science
Tags: Information Processing, Waves, Light
Subjects covered: ["Physical Science"]