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Science presenter Jon Chase describes three different types of microscope. He explains how a light microscope works, and takes a look at sperm, red and white blood cells, and the surface of a leaf. He then discusses the difference between a transmission and scanning electron microscope and views some images of cells, organelles and virus particles under higher magnification.
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11 May 2012

Classroom Ideas

The class could use microscopes in a follow up activity to observe and draw the structure of magnified cells from a range of different organisms. From their knowledge of cells, the students could try and identify what the cells are or the type of organism they came from.

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