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- Different types of microscopes
- Parts of a Compound Microscope
- Electron Microscopes vs. Optical (Light) microscopes
- The hemocytometer (counting chamber)
- Connecting a camera to a microscope
- Making a wet mount microscope slide
- How many cells are there in the human body?
- The Beginner’s Guide to Microscopy – By Oliver Kim
- Observing bacteria under the light microscope
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A tick in dark field. Ticks are parasites that feed on blood. They are known to transmit a variety of diseases, such as Lyme disease (borreliosis) and tick-borne encephalitis.
In recent years, high intensity light emitting diodes (LEDs) started to replace traditional light sources. LED microscopes offer significant advantages for microscopes used in education. Light emitting diodes are a nearly ideal microscopic light source for several reasons. A school should seriously consider purchasing these. Long life span: LEDs have a life span of approximately [...]
Microscopes have a large price span, ranging from cheap to in-affordable. Especially in an educational setting, money may play an important factor – money which should be well spent, and maybe not even spent at all on unnecessary microscope features.
Are you looking for simple microscopy projects for classrooms? Here is a list of ideas. Do not forget about safety measures!
Parts of a Microscope (Introducing the Microscope) Videos – Parts 1 and 2
This post gives an overview over common microscope slides and cover glass standards.
The development and history of the optical microscope was one which stretched over a long period of time with many larger and smaller contributions. The following list highlights some of these milestones.