Microscopy Tutorials & Quizzes




The Microscope (North Harris College)

Interactive Java Tutorials (Molecular Expressions)

These virtual microscopes explore specimen focus, illumination intensity, magnification, and translation---operating essentially in a manner that is identical to real-life microscopes.

How to Use a Microscope

This activity describes the function of each part of a microscope and gives step-by-step instructions on how to examine a sample. You may also use this learning object to review the proper use and care of a microscope and to test your knowledge in two drag-and drop exercies.

  • Animation by Barbara Liang and Josh  Janikowski