Friday, July 8, 2011

Need Something To Do Friday?

Posted By on Fri, Jul 8, 2011 at 7:00 AM

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Remember the sense of awe you had as a kid when you saw an ordinary object through a microscope for the first time? Wings from a fly, pollen dust, even a tiny drop of your own blood became something completely foreign-looking when slid under the unforgiving, all-telling lens of a microscope.

You (and your kids) can recapture that sense of exploration. The Discovery Center of Idaho has borrowed a super-strength Scanning Electron Microscope from Boise State and has made it available for kids and adults alike to test out. It can magnify things up to 22,000 times.

Volunteers from the DCI will demonstrate the scope's power using specially selected items supplied by Boise State and DCI every Monday-Friday from 1-4 p.m. throughout the month of July.

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