ROBERT HOOKE: THE MICROSCOPE

Look at these two pictures. What are they?


Picture A

Picture B



Yes, you are right. Picture A is a microscope and Picture B is a telescope.

What is the difference between a telescope and a microscope?

When speaking about microscopes and telescopes you say that you look UNDER a microscope and THROUGH a telescope.

WHO INVENTED THE MICROSCOPE?

        It is difficult to decide who invented  the microscope. Many people contributed to the development of the invention:

Robert Hooke. Surf this web page to find this information:

1. Where was he born?
2. How old was he when he died?
3. In which university did he study?
4. Where can you see Hooke's microscope now?
In 1665 Hooke published Micrographia, a book describing his microscopic and telescopic observations, and some original work in biology. Hooke was the first person to use the term cell for describing biological organisms, the term being suggested by the resemblance of plant cells to monks' cells

(Left picture:  Robert Hooke's microscope)


Drawing by Robert Hooke of a flea seen under the microscope. Published in his book "Micrographia"
 
Drawing of cork cells seen under a microscope

PARTS OF A MICROSCOPE

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