Biology - Introduction
The following pages describe the concept of magnification and cell sizes.
1. define 'magnification',
2. explain how to calculate magnification,
3. show how to determine the field of view for a particular
4. show how to determine the size of a magnified object and
5. explain in simple terms whether there are differences in cell sizes
within an organism and between organisms.
Magnification is how much larger an object appears compared to its real
If an object is magnified by a factor of five (x5) then it will appear
five times as large as its real size.