Learn about the history of the microscope. Find out what organisms can be seen under the microscope’s lenses. Learn how many different types of microscope exist today and how to take care of the instrument. Includes photographs, microscopic images, hands-on activities, and an online game.
This is a fun interactive game. Drag specimens from the left into microscope's screen, try to identify it then drag and drop it into the assigned spot at the right. NOTE: The site may take take a few minutes to load.
This activity can teach kids how to use a microscope and observe changes in objects. Click on the Interactive Java Tutorial box to view online magnifications of a compact disk, Apollo 15 Moon rock, microprocessor, and other objects.
During this activity kids can learn when to use compound and dissecting microscopes, what the relationship between the size of the observational instrument and the observed object is, select and use correct words in the text about microscopes.