My first microscope experiment

Research, fun and data precision


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You probably own a microscope, no? You love the fact that you can see things hidden from the naked eye. Well, you are not alone: thousands of Americans have compound microscopes, bought especially to enhance research quality. Well, there are a couple of things to take into account before you start researching.

With the right experiments you will be able to obtain quality data, in high details. You can make your own slides with mounts of your personal choice, distinct specimens on glass microscope slides.



Beginners experience some problems in setting the right study experiment…How can you set out a productive first touch on science? In the following rows, you will read about some basic information which can help you.

How to prepare a slide for microscopes: make personalized slides

It is important to prepare temporary mounts of different specimens and view them in an enhanced precision, on your microscope. There are a couple of ideas which can help you study different types of microorganisms, cells and microscopic life span. When cutting various specimens, adults need to be present there.

Cork Cells

A scientist named Robert Hooke, in 1600s looked through microscopes at a slice of cork. There he managed to notice that dead wood, was designed out of very tiny compartments and on prolonged study he named those respective compartments as cells. Since then, “cells” started to enter the scientific methodology. The cells present in the cork are empty, because the respective living matter that once was placed there have died, and left behind very tiny pockets of air. Furthermore, you will be able to take a closer look on their characteristics (lenticels).

The materials you will need to set out the experiment:

A small piece of cork

Plain glass microscope slide

Slide cover slip

Razor blade


How to prepare the microscope slide:

The first thing that you need to do is cut a very thin slice of cork by using a specially designed blade (very thin slice) in order to see it better with the microscope. In order to make the mount of the cork a bit wet, you should place a drop of water in the center of the glass slide. Furthermore carefully set the respective slice of the cork on top of the water (you might want to use tweezers). Afterwards take one cover slip and hold in the right angle, so that the edge touches the water droplet on the surface. This is one simple experiment that you can perform.

Important note: You should consult with attention the present best AmScope microscopes reviews in order to have a bigger picture of the whole picture. Now, that sounds like a good plan, no?


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