Types of Microscopes: Electron, Light & Fluorescence

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A microscope that uses one optical lens to create an image is called a:

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1. The most common type of microscope in use today is a:

2. Which type of microscope can create a three dimensional image of the surface structure of an object?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are many different types of microscopes and each has its own purpose. This quiz/worksheet combo will test your understanding of the various types and their uses. The questions will quiz you on the most common type of microscope and the type that image fluorescent markers attached to proteins and compounds.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments test you on the following types of microscopes:

  • One that uses one optical lens to create an image
  • The type that can create a 3-D image of the surface structure of an object
  • One used by Antonie van Leeuwenhoek to see single celled organisms

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to use the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson about microscopes and their many uses
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding Antonie van Leeuwenhoek's use of a particular microscope and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding microscopes that show images of fluorescent markers attached to proteins and compounds
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the most common type of microscope

Additional Learning

To learn more about microscopes, review the accompanying lesson, Types of Microscopes: Electron, Light & Fluorescence. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn about how early microscopes functioned
  • View images of what you can see with various types of microscopes
  • Identify when microscopes first came into use
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