Information For Schools

Using magnifying microscopes

Would your primary school like a free set of magnifying microscopes?

Rotary Clubs are donating a set of magnifying microscopes to primary schools.

The microscopes can be used from kindergarten through to year 6, in a wide variety of learning areas, including arts.

The resource booklet “Under the Microscope with Waterwise Schools” contains teachers notes for using the microscopes in class, including a variety of activities focussing on the use of microscopes, plant adaptations to water supply, plant structure and soil composition. (Your school does not need to be a part of Water Corporation’s Waterwise programme in WA to receive a set of microscopes).

For schools in metropolitan Perth, Water Corporation will provide a free lesson (incursion) at your school to show students and teachers how to use the units. You can book your 1 hour “Microscopes” incursion for years 3-7 online.

Microscopes in Schools Ambassador Dr Tristan Clemons is available for supporting schools with the microscope units, through helping with their presentation and speaking with students about a career in science.

To request microscopes or find out more, please contact the project coordinator: microscopes@rotaryfreshwaterbay.org.au

Does your school already have a set of microscopes?

Please complete a survey to provide us with feedback about your experience with the microscopes and how we can best support your use of them.

For more ideas about incorporating your magnifying microscopes into your lessons, see: