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Exploring Life

Classifying and Exploring Life

TermDefinition
Light Microscope Use light and lenses to enlarge an image of an object.
Compound Microscope A light microscope that uses more than one lens to magnify an object.
Electron Microscope use a magnetic field to focus a beam of electrons through an object or into an objects surface.
Anton van Leeuwenhoek Made one of the first microscopes.
Transmission Electron Microscope (TEMs) Used to extremely small things
Scanning Electron Microscope (SEMs) Used to study the objects surface
Magnification for light microscope Up to 1,500 times
Magnification for electron microscope Up to 100,000 times
Resolution of light microscope 0.2 micrometer
Resolution of Electron microscope 0.2 nanometer
Specimen of light microscope Living or nonliving objects
Specimen of Electron microscope Only dead organisms
Ocular lens magnifies an image first by one lens
Objective lens The image is then further magnified by another lens
What is microscopes used for Scientific purposes, Health care, and Industries.
Created by: kuttuashmith300