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Types of Microscopes

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Compound Light Microscopes They use light to magnify objects, they magnify up to 2000x (ours magnify up to about 500x,) you use one eye to see, so you see in 2D, the object you look at must be thin enough for light to pass through.
Stereoscopic Microscopes They use light to magnify objects, ours magnify up to about 50x, you use two eyes to see, so you see in 3D, the object you look at can be thick because light doesn't need to pass through it.
Transmission Electron Microsope They use electrons to magnify, magnifies up to 1,000,000x, makes only 2D images, objects must be thin.
Scanning Electron Microscope They use electrons to magnify, magnifies up to about 200,000x, objects can be thick.
Created by: CharlieL