How a Microscope Works

Alexander Lussier, Dedicated Writer

I am sure that you are all wondering how a microscope works. Well it is very complicated. First things first. A microscope is not a toy. It’s an instrument. Not a musical but a scientific one. It can magnify things to a cellular level.

A microscope presents the microscopic images by using optics. A topic in physics that is about light and how it reflects.  The reflecting light made the image bigger or magnified it. The same things happen with telescopes.

So microscopes reflect light to zoom in. The lense is the most important part of a microscope. I have a light microscope. That means that my microscope bends or manipulates how the light enters the eye bringing it through the convex lens. The light bends outwards and then towards the eye creating an optical illusion making the object look bigger than it is.

What you are looking at through a microscope is called the specimen. The specimen is on a slide. To make a wet drop slide, get the smallest specimen you can. Then place it on the blank slide. After that put a drop of water on the specimen. Finally place the slide cover over the specimen and label the slide. And then you have a slide.

Facts from National Geographic. And IQ crew 52 piece microscope set instruction manual.

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