Microscope Image Quiz 1
The photographs on this page were made
with powerful microscopes. The microscopes make tiny things look very
much larger. How something looks using a microscope is so different that it
is often difficult to know what you are looking at.
By each photo is a list of possible descriptions for that photo.
Choose which one you think is the correct description.
1. You've probably never seen one of these this close up before. What is it?
a. a gripping appendage on the foot of a honeybee.
b. two strands of silk beginning to flow from a spider.
c. the head of a ladybird beetle.
d. an insect egg being taken into a spider's mouth.
2. No, it's not cheese puffs. It's something much smaller.
a. pine needles.
b. spider's silk.
c. fiber from a dandelion flower.
d. human hair.
3. It looks like a coiled telephone cord ....
a. human chromosone.
b. light bulb filament.
c. a tiny spring made to be used in a vcr.
d. electrical cord used to connect
batteries to a pace maker.
4. This guy has a few pieces broken off.
a. fly's head.
b. ant's head.
5. It's not a Christmas decoration.
a. a bee's eye.
b. the external stomach sac of
a flea used to store blood sucked
from the flea's victim.
c. the structure is a filter
that keeps dust and debris from entering
an ant's body when it breathes.
d. one of many gripping pads
on the bottom of an ant's foot.
6. This reminds me of something from a car wash or a kelp bed.
a. steel wool.
b. cotton cloth.
c. paper towel.
d. a type of mold that grows on bread.
7. Looks like football shaped corn chex cereal.
a. pollen grains.
b. fly eggs.
d. strawberry seeds.
8. The world's largest ball of spider's web?
a. cotton swab(such as a q-tip brand swab).
b. a type of material placed inside packages
to keep items from being damaged.
c. fiberglass thermal insulation used in houses.
d. a cluster of household dust also known
as a dust bunny.
9. The microscopic photo reveals that this material is mostly empty space.
a. soap suds.
c. foam rubber cushion.
d. rice crispy.
10. Looks much like old cobblestone street pavement.
a. dried mud.
d. snake's skin.