Microscopes is a simply written, colorful introduction to an important and commonly used scientific instrument. Young readers will learn that some objects are too small to be seen with the eyes alone, for example, red blood cells and atoms, but a microscope can be used to magnify them to a size that can be seen. A light microscope has lenses for magnifying the sample, a stage to hold the sample, and a light to illuminate it. Red blood cells can be seen with a light microscope. There are also other types of microscopes that can be used to see smaller things, even atoms. Some microscopic images are shown.
A pronunciation guide of scientific terms is included. 24 pages full of engaging, colorful illustrations.
Reading Level 1-3, Interest Level 2-5.
Keywords: biology, elementary science, micrographs, red blood cells, atoms, Real Science-4-Kids