In this activity, students use the Which microscope? interactive to learn about various types of microscopes and discover which microscope is best for a specific sample type.

By the end of this activity, students should be able to:

  • work their way through a branching key to discover which microscope is best for specific sample types
  • use a variety of text and media to find facts and answer questions about various microscopes
  • use the Science Learning Hub as a research tool.

Download the Word file for:

  • introduction/background notes
  • what you need
  • what to do
  • extension ideas
  • student handouts.
    Published 29 February 2012