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Microscope worksheet

Name: Date: 1. What would a forensic scientist carry with her/him to look for small pieces of evidence?

2. Back in the laboratory, what sort of microscope would the forensic scientist use to make a diagram of a dark brown solid object the size of a pea?

3. What sort of material would a forensic scientist use an electron microscope for?

4. If the forensic scientist found some hair samples at the scene of a crime: a. Which microscope would she/he use to look closely at its structure?

b. Which microscope would she/he use to compare it with samples of hair found on a suspects clothes?

5. Label the diagram of a compound microscope on the next page.

6. Why is it called a compound microscope (you may need to do some research on this)?