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"I love the resources, they're nicely linked to curriculum objectives and easy to pick up. Especially good for the
science-phobic amongst us as the ideas are all there."
Kay Wilkie, Year 6 teacher
How microscopes work
This explanation text for year 6 and P7, linking to the topic light and vibrations and waves, explains how a modern compound microscope works. Many of the wonders of the universe, from living cells to tiny fossils, were invisible to scientists until the invention of the microscope.
This downloadable reading pack includes:
An A3 reading spread for you to print.
Reading comprehension question sheets, differentiated using our magnifying glasses key (on the bottom right). One magnifying glass indicates easier and two means harder.
An answer sheet including the objective for each question, which is taken from the reading national curriculum.
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