Evolution Of The Microscope:

This image was obtained from the Molecular Expressions website.


  • Go to pictoral history link and select when finished reading instructions.
  • Choose a microscope from one of the time periods that you think is neat.
  • Pretend that when you click on the picture of the chosen microscope that you will be transported back into time. Your job as a time traveler is to give the name of that model of microscope and describe all of the distinguishable features that you can observe. Describe how the microscope would have operated and the type of objects that could be viewed so that other scientists could determine the historical importance of this scope.
  • Submit your report to your supervisor.