An inquiry approach is a method often used in science education. The question bank provides an initial list of questions about our resources on exploring with microscopes and places where their answers can be found.

The article Exploring with microscopes – introduction has links to further resources and student activities.

Q. What’s so interesting about microscopy anyway?

Q. How do scientists decide which microscopes to use in their work?

Q. Why do some microscopes magnify more than others?

Q. Why do some microscopes give clearer images than others?

Q. What’s the difference between light microscopy and electron microscopy?

Q. Who invented the microscope?

Q. Why are microscopes said to have revolutionised biology?

Q. How are microscopes used in geology?

Q. Why is fluorescence important for some forms of microscopy?

Q. How can 3D images be made from 2D micrographs?

    Published 29 February 2012