Internet Biology/Scanning Electron Microscope

How the SEM Works:


Part I

Directions: Log onto the above site, and go through the slide show.  Answer the following questions.


1.         Name at least two differences between the SEM and the light microscope.





2.         How do you make a mosquito conductive?




3.         At the end of the presentation, click on the animation icon to see everything put into action.  On the back of this page write how the SEM works.  


Click on the magnifying icon on the bottom of the page.  Follow the directions for Part II


Part II

Directions: Choose 10 pictures to view with SEM.  List what picture you looked at and write at least one comment about that picture, for example: The diamonds on a dentist's drill are small and rough.



















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