Learning Objective

In this lesson we will learn about the different types of microscopes and how microscopy has advanced biological understanding.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this lesson you will be able to:

  • Compare light microscopes and electron microscopes.
  • Compare compound microscopes and stereo microscopes.
  • Compare scanning electron microscopes and transmission electron microscopes.
  • Calculate the total magnification of a light microscope.
  • Discuss how the development of microscopes has led to many important scientific discoveries.

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