Microscopes and How to Use a Light Microscope
Explore how to use a light microscope with the Amoeba Sisters! Includes microscope parts, how to use, and some helpful tips! Additionally, this video introduces a few types of light microscopes as well as electron microscopes. Expand these details for table of contents and more information.
Table of Contents:
0:55 Magnification and Resolution
1:49 Light Microscopes
2:50 Electron Microscopes
3:34 Parts of a Light Microscope
5:51 Using the Light Microscope (how to focus and calculating total magnification)
7:28 Additional Microscope Tips
8:02 Clean-Up Check
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Our textbook reference is OpenStax, a FREE, peer reviewed, open source OpenStax biology textbook:
OpenStax College Microbiology, Microbiology . OpenStax CNX. Mar 13, 2019 http://cnx.org/contents/[email protected]
Further Reading Suggestions:
-Learn more about the many microscopes listed—as well as more about HOW they work—from the peer-reviewed, FREE OpenStax here: https://cnx.org/contents/[email protected]:[email protected]/2-3-Instruments-of-Microscopy
-Learn about *how* microscopes work: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/mid/NIHMS363450/
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