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The different types of microscopes

MicroscopeInfo on Micro's
Compound light Microscope -uses light to magnify -magnifies up to 2000x (ours 500x) -use 1 eye to see, sees in 2D - The object you look at must be thin enough to let light through
Transmission Electron Microscope TEM -uses electrons to magnify -magnifies up to 1,000,000x -only makes 2D images -object must be thin
Stereoscopic Microscope -uses light to magnify -ours magnify up to around 50x -you use two eyes to see, sees in 3D -the object doesn't need to be thin
Scanning Electron Microscope SEM -uses electrons to magnify -magnifies up to around 200,00x -makes 3D images -object can be thick
Created by: jujube45