Exercise 2.3: Microscopes and Binoculars

Exercise 2.3

Microscopes and Binoculars

1. Click on What is a Microscope?
Use the information on this page to define and describe a microscope.
2. Find an image of a binocular with its different parts labelled. Explain how this visual technology works.
Complete the following four questions.
1. a) What optical device would you use to view the peak of a nearby mountain and why?
b) Is there another device you could use?
2. a) How is the microscope similar to a refracting telescope?
b) How is it different?
3. a) How are refracting and reflecting telescopes the same?
b) How are they different?
4. How does a microscope work?

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