the basic unit of structure and function in living things
an instrument that makes small objects look larger
a widely excepted explanation of the relationship between cells and living things
An English scientist who was one of the 1st people to observe cells. He built his own compound microscope.
Anton van Leeuwenhoek
A Dutch businessman who sold cloth. In his spare time he built simple microscopes.
Zacharias and Hans Janssen
Dutch eyeglass makers who made one of the first compound microscopes.
Scanning Electron Microscope, sends electrons over the surface of a specimen, rather than through it.
Transmission Electron Microscope, sends electrons through a very thinly sliced specimen.
Scanning Tunneling Microscope, measures electrons that leak, or "tunnel" from the surface of a specimen.
a lens with a curved shape, not flat, allowing light passing through the sides of the lens which allows the eye to see the object as larger than it really is
compound microscope magnification
a microscope that has two convex lenses
microscopes that use a beam of electrons instead of light to produce a magnified image