SOAR Lending Program
miniature, self-lighted video camera with interchangeable
magnifying “objective” lenses. The SOAR can
be used for exciting classroom demonstrations that would
normally require a microscope and other sophisticated equipment.
It is extremely easy to use in the normal classroom setting,
but can perform advanced microscopy functions as well.
The LSU Howard Hughes Medical Institute Program manages
the Scope-On-A-Rope program for Louisiana Science teachers.
Cindy Henk, Director of the Socolofsky Microscopy Center
is tirelessly working to ensure that SOAR technology is
ideally suited for use in educational settings. She has
recently posted a great web site on how to maximize your
viewing experience with SOAR. It contains simple lesson
ideas, images, helpful tips, etc.
The LSU/HHMI Program hosts SOAR workshops statewide for
interested educators. These hands-on sessions are full of
standards-based activities and are free of charge! Teachers
can sign up to receive the SOAR quarterly newsletter highlighting
current events and upcoming workshops.
For information about this terrific tool and lending program,
check out the official Scope-on-a-Rope Web site at http://scopeonarope.lsu.edu,
contact Sheri Wishchsen, LSU SOAR coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org / (225-578-7627) or locate a satellite program near you.
Louisiana Sea Grant also has lesson plans to accompany this program.