# the Microscope

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14th century: spectacles first made in Italy 1590: Two Dutch spectacle-makers and father-and-son team, Hans and Zacharias Janssen, create the first microscope. 1667: Robert Hooke's famous "Micrographia" is published, which outlines Hooke's various studies using the microscope.

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COURSE TITLE: PhysicsTEACHER: Abby KelsoOVERVIEWCOURSE DESCRIPTIONSKILLSASSESSMENTSemester 1: This semester covered three topics: Forces, Pressure, Forces Acting in Different Directions. Students investigated these topics in pairs by designing and conducting scientific investigations. In these investigations they made measurements, compiled and organized data, analyzed results, and communicated their conclusions in their notebooks and to the class. Students were encouraged to ask questions and work together. They were evaluated through labs, participation, homework, essays and tests. Plan and conduct a scientific investigation to test a hypothesis.Evaluate accuracy and reproducibility of data.Distinguish between variable and control parameters.Construct appropriate graphs from data.Apply and manipulate simple mathematic relationships to determine a missing quantity in a mathematic expression.Distinguish between linear and nonlinear relationships on a graph of data.Recognize the slope of the linear graph as the constant in the relationship y=kx and apply this principle in interpreting graphs constructed from data.Maintain an organized lab notebook.Clearly communicate scientific information in oral and written form.Select and use appropriate tools and technology to perform tests, collect data, analyze relationships, and display data. Identify and communicate sources of unavoidable experimental error. Identify possible reasons for inconsist

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