There are many different types of cameras on the market, and a fair few USB cameras out there.
At Gloucestershire College we have just invested in some new USB cameras, however these are not standard USB cameras, these are USB Microscope cameras.
Install the software, connect the USB microscope and then place whatever you need under it. Once in focus and or zoomed in you can then take an image or capture a video.
You also have the possibility of a live preview, therefore showing what is happening live under the microscope through a data projector, even to an interactive whiteboard.
This is an eyebrow.
There are many uses for this in various curriculum areas.
The obvious choice is Biology to look at biological specimens under the microscope.
Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy have many uses for looking at hair and skin in much more detail.
Computing can stick the microscope into a PC or over a circuit board to see it in more detail.
Engineering can use it to look at issues with components or engine parts.
There are a wealth of uses, what would you use it for?