Science class today was all about learning how Alex's new microscope works. She gathered some materials on our nature walk to examine. Turns out I need a refresher in making slides. We ended up having better luck with some of the pre-made slides (she's drawing a bamboo stem) than the ones we made (we tried dog and human saliva, grass and a butterfly wing). The important part, though, is that she saw the difference between 4x, 10x and 40x magnification!