Microscopes, magnification and resolution

Describe the differences between light and electron microscopes. Describe the different features that can be seen in images from light and electron microscopes and relate this to their magnification and resolution.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.Which piece of equipment would you use to view cells clearly?

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Q2.Which of these is not a sub-cellular structure?

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Q3.What does the word magnify mean?

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Q4.Put these units in order of size, starting with the largest first.
  • millimeter
  • micrometer
  • meter
  • kilometer

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Q5.Match each part of the microscope to its function.
  • stage
  • light source
  • lenses
  • magnify the specimen
  • holds the slide in place
  • shines light through the specimen

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Q6.What is the correct symbol for a micrometer?

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.Which piece of equipment would you use to view cells clearly?

1/6

Q2.Which of these is not a sub-cellular structure?

2/6

Q3.What does the word magnify mean?

3/6

Q4.Put these units in order of size, starting with the largest first.
  • meter
  • micrometer
  • kilometer
  • millimeter

Where you see this icon you can drag and drop! If you are using your keyboard select and move using space and the arrow keys.

4/6

Q5.Match each part of the microscope to its function.
  • stage
  • light source
  • lenses
  • magnify the specimen
  • holds the slide in place
  • shines light through the specimen

Where you see this icon you can drag and drop! If you are using your keyboard select and move using space and the arrow keys.

5/6

Q6.What is the correct symbol for a micrometer?

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Quiz:

Microscopes, magnification and resolution

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Q1.What is the defintion of resolution?

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Q2.Which sub-cellular structure cannot be viewed with a light microscope?

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Q3.Which two statements are correct?

Select two (2) boxes

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Q4.Which statement is correct for light microscopes?

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Q5.Which of these is a feature of using an electron microscope?

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Q6.Which statement is not true for electron microscopes?

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Quiz:

Microscopes, magnification and resolution

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Q1.What is the defintion of resolution?

1/6

Q2.Which sub-cellular structure cannot be viewed with a light microscope?

2/6

Q3.Which two statements are correct?

Select two (2) boxes

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Q4.Which statement is correct for light microscopes?

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Q5.Which of these is a feature of using an electron microscope?

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Q6.Which statement is not true for electron microscopes?

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