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ERIC Number: EJ1033754
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Sep
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8148
Science 101: How Does an Electron Microscope Work?
Robertson, Bill
Science and Children, v51 n1 p76-78 Sep 2013
Contrary to popular opinion, electron microscopes are not used to look at electrons. They are used to look for structure in things that are too small to observe with an optical microscope, or to obtain images that are magnified much more than is obtainable with an optical microscope. To understand how electron microscopes work, it will help to go over how people, in fact, "see" things in everyday life. This column provides background science information for elementary teachers. In this month's issue the electron microscope is explained.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A