Heat-fixing and staining human cheek cells
Observing human cells is a good introductory activity to learn heat-fixing and staining.
 
Setting up a Home Laboratory for Microscopy
The home laboratory provides a safe working environment for microscopic investigations.
 
Using a Hemocytometer to Calculate Cell Size
A counting ĉamber (hemocytometer) can also be used to calculate the size of cells.
 
Euparal Mounting Medium
Euparal is a semi-synthetic mounting medium used in microscopy.
 
The hemocytometer (counting chamber)
A hemocytometer or counting chamber is used to count cell density. Here I show you how this is done.
 
Stereo microscope projects
Let's have a look at some stereo microscope projects that you can do with children.
 
Observing bacteria under the light microscope
It is possible to use non-toxic stains (such as ink for fountain pens) to stain yogurt bacteria in-vivo.
 
Making mounts of pollen grains
Permanent slides of pollen grains can be used as a reference for identifying unknown pollen samples. It is therefore important, that the pollen grains remain in an authentic, natural shape.
 
Staining bacteria
Here is yet another link to an article from Popular Science magazine.
 
Stains and reagents for microscopy
I found an article in Popular Science Magazine (see link below) which gives a general overview of different stains that can be used in microscopy.