Learn About Microscope
A microscope is a scientific instrument. It makes small objects look larger. This allows people see the small things. People who use microscope commonly in their jobs include doctors and scientists. Students in science classes such as biology or chemistry also use microscope to study small things.
The earliest microscopes had only one lens and are called simple microscopes. Compound microscopes have at least 2 lenses it, the lens closer to the eye is called eyepiece. The lens at the other end is called the objective.
Microscopes make things seem larger than they are, to about 1000 times larger. This is much stronger than a magnifying glass which works as a simple microscope.
The most common kind of microscope is the compound light microscope. In a compound light microscope, the object is illuminated: light is thrown on it. The user looks at the image formed by the object. Light passes through two lenses and makes the image bigger.
The second most common kind are a few kinds of electron microscopes. Transmission electron microscopes (TEMs) fire cathode rays into the object being looked at.
Scanning electron microscopes also fires electron at the object, but in a single beam.
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