Microscopes and Magnification



The Practical Activity on Microscopes requires students to investigate different magnification techniques. This video describes how to use a light microscope, how to prepare slides of both animal and plant cells to look at and how to perform magnification calculations. The ‘Microscope Drawing and Maths Skills’ video will focus on the remaining aspects of this practical activity group.

Key Words

iodine, transmission, objective, stage, magnification and resolution, coarse, methylene, mounted needle, coverslip, slide, scanning electron microscopes