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  • Microscope created

    Microscope created
    This was when the microscope was invented it was invented by 3 eyeglas makers, Hans Lippershey, Zacharias Janssen, and his father Hans Janssen.
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    History of the Microscope

  • Great Discovery

    Great Discovery
    Leeuwenhoek was the first to observe bacteria, blood cells and micro-organisms
  • Cell Theory

    The first ideas on cell theory are proposed by Schleiden and Schwarn
  • Cell Movement

    The first observation of cell movement in living organisms is recorded by Metchnikoff
  • Electron Microscope

    Electron Microscope
    The electron microscope was created by Ernst Ruska. It uses a beam of highly energetic electrons to examine objects on a big scale.
  • Phase Contrast Microscope

    Phase Contrast Microscope
    This was invented by Zernike and was used to examine biological tissue
  • Confocal scanning microscope

    Confocal scanning microscope
    The confocal scanning microscope was invented by Marvin Minsky. This microscope is used for obtaining high-resoulution optical images.
  • Optical Microscope

    Optical Microscope
    The optical microscope is the easiest to use and is the most common. It uses light and a system of lenses to magnify images of small samples.
  • Compound Optical Microscope

    Compound Optical Microscope
    Different to the optical microscope because it has different eye pieces to create different volumes of macnification.