Ch 6: Types & Uses of Microscopes

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Discover or improve your knowledge of microscope types and uses by exploring this fun chapter. Bite-sized lessons, multiple-choice quizzes and a practice exam make it easy to study different aspects of microscopes as you prepare for a test or work on an assignment.

Types & Uses of Microscopes - Chapter Summary

Whether you have a beginner's or advanced understanding of microscope types and uses, this self-paced chapter can help you gain full comprehension. The engaging lessons compare different types of microscopes and discuss their importance in forensic biometrics. Our short quizzes and practice exam can gauge your understanding and determine which lessons you need to study most. Around-the-clock computer and mobile access ensures you're able to study whenever and wherever you're schedule permits. Take advantage of these resources at your own leisure. When finished, you will be able to:

  • Describe electron, light and fluorescence microscopes
  • Discuss the parts and uses of compound microscopes
  • Define comparison microscopes and explain their uses
  • Explain light microscope uses and parts
  • Share the definition and uses of scanning electron microscopes
  • Provide the definition and discuss the uses of the microspectrophotometer

6 Lessons in Chapter 6: Types & Uses of Microscopes
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Types of Microscopes: Electron, Light & Fluorescence

1. Types of Microscopes: Electron, Light & Fluorescence

Microscopes are used to visualize tiny objects and structures that cannot be seen with the naked eye. In this lesson, learn how light, fluorescence, and electron microscopes work and how they are used in scientific and medical research.

Introduction to the Compound Microscope: Parts & Uses

2. Introduction to the Compound Microscope: Parts & Uses

The compound light microscope is a useful tool in any biology laboratory. In this lesson, you'll be introduced to the parts of a compound microscope, as well as understand the function of each of those parts.

Comparison Microscope: Definition & Uses

3. Comparison Microscope: Definition & Uses

This lesson is going to describe for you something known as the comparison microscope. You'll learn why and when it's used, as well as how it's built and how it works.

Light Microscope: Definition, Uses & Parts

4. Light Microscope: Definition, Uses & Parts

Observation is an essential part of science, especially biology. Objects like bacteria, however, are too small to observe with the naked eye. For this reason, the light microscope has become an important and widely used tool for scientists.

Scanning Electron Microscope: Definition & Uses

5. Scanning Electron Microscope: Definition & Uses

Have you ever used a microscope before? Well, this lesson will define a specific kind of microscope called a scanning electron microscope. You'll also learn the basics of how one works and various examples of its uses.

Microspectrophotometer: Definition & Uses

6. Microspectrophotometer: Definition & Uses

This lesson clearly defines for you what a microspectrophotometer is. You'll also follow two case examples that show how it might be employed and learn about its other uses as well.

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