Using Microscopes

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Using Microscopes

One of the ways that technology has boosted science is by helping researchers observe objects that are normally too small or too far away to see. You won’t be using telescopes or binoculars to study plants, but microscopes can help you explore the cellular world. You can get a close look at the tissues inside seeds, stems, or leaves. You might be able to watch fern spores germinate, tell apart different species of pollen, or figure out which plant cells are used for photosynthesis, starch storage, or water transport. Some very tiny plants, such as duckweed or single-celled algae, are best observed with microscopes!

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