WONDER #2348: Who Invented the Microscope?
Question 1 of 3
Which of the following is NOT one of the people credited with inventing the microscope?
- Hans Lippershey
- Marie Curie
- Hans Janssen
- Zacharias Janssen
Question 2 of 3
All of our _____________ exist because of our ability to study illnesses through the lens of a microscope.
Question 3 of 3
Which of the following is the BEST evidence that microscopes have greatly improved over time?
- “The first microscopes made by the Janssens magnified objects by nine times. Today, the world’s strongest microscope helps us see objects at 200,000 times their size!”
- “One tool that helps people understand the world more clearly is the microscope.”
- “Looking through the tube, they found that it made objects on the other end look bigger! Another eyeglass maker named Hans Lippershey made a similar tool around the same time.”
- “Microscopes have helped people learn a lot about our world.”
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