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Virtual Microscope

Virtual Microscope

The Virtual Microscope is a full-fledged simulation that allows users to select and position slides, adjust lighting, magnification and focus, and measure specimens. A narrated demonstration is available to guide students through the steps required to bring a specimen into focus. There is also a checklist that indicates which steps have been completed successfully.


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Margaret Trim
Margaret Trim (Faculty)
9 years ago
I recommend this site to all students -- not only those who have never used a microscope, but for those who want a quick refresher. Well done!
Kim Anderson
Kim Anderson (Student)
13 years ago
I took about an hour to browse through the site. There are many things to try
out and explore. I actually remember looking at many of the same slides in high
school, but this site ensures quality images whereas hand prepared slides are
often lacking that professional touch. The site was very easy to use and
navigate through and has the potential to be a great way to re-introduce
students to microscopes without the mess of being in the lab.
Used in course? Yes