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  • Specialised microscopes allow us to view an object’s surface and its internal structures to build up 3D images from thin 2D slices and to look much more closely than we ever have before.

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

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

    • use an interactive to learn about different types of microscopes
    • use text and media to find facts and answer questions about various microscopes
    • use the Science Learning Hub - Pokapū Akoranga Pūtaiao as a research tool.

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    For more information about the microscopes featured in this activity and the people who use them, check out the article Exploring with microscopes – introduction.

      Published 29 February 2012, Updated 16 March 2021 Referencing Hub articles
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