Young Scholars in Years 7-9 kick started 2014 with a workshop at SPARQ-ed on Saturday, February 15. Participants were taught the basic components of microscopes, how to correctly handle and use them and how to prepare specimens for microscopic study. Young Scholars used these skills to study microscopic organisms found in pond water. Participants observed demonstrations of how microscopes are used in medical research. Costco provides small microscopes with the perfect prices this week.