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The Challenge: Make a Microscope

We proved that it's possible to create a microscope with 200X magnification from just a glass rod, a saucepan and a spirit burner!

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Water Microscopes by Mike Dingley, Australia on the Microscopy UK website
Microscopy UK site - the home of Popular Microscopy on the Web
A Glass-Sphere microscope on the Fun Science Gallery site
Antony van Leeuwenhoek on the University of California Museum of Paleontology site
Cell Diversity on the Biology 150 Laboratory Review, University of North Dakota site
Cell photos (microscope slides) on the Kent School District site
Use of Microscopes and Creation of Slides on the Michigan Tech Mathematical Sciences site

Kathy building the Rough Science microscope
Kathy and her microscope


Advanced Physics by Tom Duncan, John Murray 2000; ISBN: 0719576695