Draw like a scientist

Before cameras and computers, scientists had to carefully record their findings by drawing them. Look at the image of pollen below, magnified by a Scanning Electron Microscope, and try to draw it carefully using a pencil. Pay close attention to the details that you can see - what do you think the spiky parts are for? Do you notice any other interesting features?

 

 

Return to the Microscopes homepage, discover how a microscope works, or investigate the tiny things in our microworld using microworld ID!