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Is this how Galileo got his start? Newton? Darwin? Pasteur? van Leeuwenhoek? Thomas Edison? Alexander Graham Bell? Robert Fulton? Elijah McCoy?

Test Question

The microscope lens should initially be placed close to the glass slide:

A. Because focus is achieved by moving closer to the specimen.
B. Because the specimen on the slide will be in perfect focus.
C. To avoid breaking the glass slide when adjusting the focus.
D. To maintain distance from the microscopic stage.

This reading comprehension example comes from 'Learning by Making American kids should be building rockets and robots, not taking standardized tests,' by Dan Dougherty, Slate. com, June 4, 2012

http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2012/06/maker_faire_and_science_education_american_kids_should_be_building_rockets_and_robots_not_taking_standardized_tests_.html

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