Sunday, 11 December 2011

Beauty of science through microscopes

Very well, and today we are going to discuss on the most important 'weapon' in science which is the microscope. Microscope is a device that can lead us to a new mini-micro world of organisms. And do you know what we are made from small tiny little cells to form tissue, organ and system? Antonie Philips van Leeuwenhoek was a Dutch tradesman and scientist from Delft,Netherlands. He is commonly known as "the Father of Microbiology", and considered to be the first microbiologist. He is best known for his work on the improvement of the microscope and for his contributions towards the establishment of microbiology. Using his handcrafted microscopes, he was the first to observe and describe single celled organisms, which he originally referred to as animalcules, and which we now refer to as micro-organisms. He was also the first to record microscopic observations of musclefibers, bacteriaspermatozoa and blood flow in capillaries (small blood vessels). 

This is the first microscope he invented. Looks simple, but it can function very well to look at microorganisms. 

 See, there are so many different types of microscope invented by some really great scientist. How microscope works? It mainly based on light and lens. 

And today in this modern world, all the educations institutes like schools are provided with microscopes for the students to explore. 

Teachers and educators should demonstrate the correct method in using microscopes and encourage the students to use it or a right purpose. 
Science is just so beautiful, isn't it? =D

1 comment:

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