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Title: Virtual Compound Microscope
Alternate Title: Virtual Microscopy
Url: http://www1.udel.edu/biology/ketcham/microscope/scope.html
Creator: Ketcham, Robert
Kinney, Becky
Publisher: University of Delaware
Description: Virtual Microscopy is a very handy online tool to learn how to use a microscope. The creator developed this tool in response to student frustration in learning how to use microscopes. The virtual scope has all the same controls found on the real unit and the user can learn the parts of the microscope as well as how to adjust the different objectives, course and fine focus, and make light adjustments with the iris diaphragm. Of particular interest is the fact that the simulation shows actual microscope specimens, like onion root tip, so students can see what mitotic figures look like under the microscope without having to be expert users. Of course, a simulation does not take the place of using the actual microscope but can certainly shorten the time that it takes to learn how to use one, and lessen the amount of frustration for both student and teacher.
LC Classification: Science -- Microbiology -- Study and teaching. Research
Science -- Natural history. Biology -- Natural history (General) -- Microscopy -- Microscopes
Science -- Natural history. Biology -- Natural history (General) -- Microscopy -- Microscopes -- Special microscopes, A-Z -- Compound microscopes
Science -- Natural history. Biology -- Natural history (General) -- Microscopy -- Study and teaching. Research
GEM Subject: Science -- Biology
Science -- Technology
Science -- Instructional issues
Vocational Education -- Technology
Vocational Education -- Technical
Vocational Education -- Instructional issues
Vocational Education -- Tech prep
Resource Type: Auto-Instructional Aids
Instructional Materials
InteractiveResource (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Science Materials
Text (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Format: flash
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Secondary Education
Technical School First Cycle
University First Cycle
Vocational Training
Language: English
Rights: University of Delaware
Access Rights: Free access
Source Type: ATE Center
Source: Bio-Link
Full Record Views: 40
Resource URL Clicks: 5
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