Microscopy is the science of investigating small objects and structures using such an instrument. Microscopic means invisible to the eye unless aided by a microscope. The most common microscope (and the first to be invented) is the optical microscope, which uses light to pass through a sample to produce an image.
Likewise, people ask, what was Robert Hooke's contribution to the study of cells?
Robert Hooke's microscope. Perhaps his most famous observations were in his study of thin slices of cork, describing the pores, or "cells" he viewed. Hooke had discovered plant cells, or more precisely, Hooke had been viewing the cell walls in cork tissue.
How are microscopes used in the world?
Today, however, microscopes are used in many other fields. For example, geologists use microscopes to examine rocks and minerals and materials scientists use them to study plastics and polymers. Evidence such as dust, glass, body fluids, hair, inks, and micro-organisms can be analyzed using microscopy.
How are microscopes used in biology?
Biologists today have many types of microscopes that they use to observe cells, but the most commonly used is the compound light microscope. A compound light microscope uses light bent by glass lenses to magnify a thin sample of something.