Middle School Activity


Welcome to the exciting world of Electron Microscopy!

Here's a challenge for you to learn about microscopy:
  • Each student will be given an image.
  • Cover the LEFT side of the handout.
  • Study the image on the RIGHT side of the handout.
  • Decide whether the image is from a SEM or TEM.
    • SEM images are more three dimensional
    • TEM images are two dimensional
  • Decide whether the specimen is organic or inorganic
    ~ an animal?
    ~ a plant?
    ~ a mineral?
    ~ a crystal?
    ~ man made?
    ~ etc....
  • Lift the flap to see if you guessed correctly.
  • Quiz the other members of the group to see if they can guess correctly!


Created by Ruth Mann and Laura McCann (2006)

Directed by Dr. Cheryl Lindeman

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