Scanning Electron Microscope Opportunity

February 19, 2010 at 8:34 am (Uncategorized)

You all know how I love a good FREEBIE!  Here is a really COOL free Science opportunity! 

ASPEX Corporation (a leader in automated microanalysis) is offering FREE scan of ANY item you choose to mail them on their Scanning Electron Microscope! Here is how it works:

1. Download and print this form from the ASPEX website.

2. Fill out the form and mail it along with the sample you want scanned to:

ASPEX Corporation
Free Sample Submissions
175 Sheffield Dr.
Delmont, PA 15626

3. Once ASPEX has completed the scan, the images and report will be posted on ASPEX’s website here.

Note: It should take about 2 weeks for the results to post to the ASPEX website, and they will also notify you via email. Samples scanned for free will not be returned.

This is a wonderful opportunity for your students to see an item on a super high power microscope!  Have you ever seen the little hairs on the eye of a fly?  Or up close in the crack of a piece of granite? What does dog hair look like magnified thousands of times?  Want to know what moldy cheese really looks like up close? Whatever you are curious to see they will scan and post your pictures online.  This would be a great group project!  You could get all your homeschool friends together and send in your items.  Then you could complete to see who had the grossest, coolest, most unusual, smoothest, most spiral, etc. item.  The kids could write reports about the difference.  I bet you could even work a lapbook into this somehow! 

You can find out everything you need to know about this HERE.

And it’s all free!

Happy Homeschooling,



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