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?

  1. Hans Lippershey
  2. Marie Curie
  3. Hans Janssen
  4. Zacharias Janssen

Question 2 of 3

All of our _____________ exist because of our ability to study illnesses through the lens of a microscope.

  1. illnesses
  2. cells
  3. proteins
  4. medicines

Question 3 of 3

Which of the following is the BEST evidence that microscopes have greatly improved over time?

  1. “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!”
  2. “One tool that helps people understand the world more clearly is the microscope.”
  3. “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.”
  4. “Microscopes have helped people learn a lot about our world.”

Check your answers online at https://www.wonderopolis.org/wonder/who-invented-the-microscope.