Powers of Ten with the Blue Morpho Butterfly (Middle and High School curriculum lesson)

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This activity is designed to help students understand the concept of scale and magnification when examining a Blue Morpho butterfly wing. The activity requires the use of a scanning electron microscope (SEM) but images are provided if there is no access to an SEM.


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