Welcome to the Lessons and Media page. Here you will find lessons to guide you through the optics material relevant to the DIY Microscope. Visit this page as many times as you like to ensure understanding: the best part, is that every video is only 100 seconds long!
Lesson 1: The History of Optics
Lesson 2: Light as a Wave and An Introduction to Lenses
Lesson 3: The Phenomena and Characteristics of Light
Lesson 4: Refraction, Reflection, Polarization
Lesson 5: An Introduction to Ray Diagrams
Lesson 6: How to draw convex lens ray diagrams
Lesson 7: How to draw concave lens ray diagrams
Parts of a Compound Microscope
The DIY microscope and a regular compound microscope might look radically different from each other, but they actually have many of the same components! BioBus interns Jane and Katie explain the parts of a compound microscope and their functions.