Quiz – The Microscopic Edition

by Deb on August 26, 2011

Microscopes

There is more happening than just what you can see.

  1. What are archaeans?
  2. What are buckyballs, and for bonus points who were they named after?
  3. How do the lenses in a light microscope work? And yes I know they magnify.
  4. The most numerous multicellular animals on earth are microscopic – there is a lot more space and resources if you are tiny. What are they?
  5. Once again – what is the photo?
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Emma @sciencesparks August 26, 2011 at 7:03 am

I think I need to brush up on my microbiology! I have a degree in it too! xx

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Deb August 26, 2011 at 7:18 am

Only two of the questions are biological, so you’re off the hook.

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Geoff August 27, 2011 at 9:52 am

buckyballs are made of carbon, they are hexagons joined together to make a ball of hexagons.
the lenses on a microscope bends the light inward to a point, making small things look bigger, this helps to focus because the lenses move up and down. This also explains why when you look through a magnifying glass things a long way away are upside down.
The photo is an igneous rock

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Deb August 27, 2011 at 12:46 pm

Excellent! Are you an interested in science?

The other answers are in the next post.

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