Electron microscope images are normally grayscale. Explain why color does not normally show up in these images.
How are the colors that are created by this new electron scanning technique useful, even though they are chosen by the scientists?
These researchers no longer have funding to continue their work on this project. Based on the possible research applications, create an argument supporting the continued funding of this project. Be sure to include possible applications of the research.
Have students investigate the difference between lanthanides and heavy metals. Based on the information that students collect on the properties of these different metals, have students discuss why lanthanides are useful for binding to specific molecules.
Examine the strengths and weaknesses of different microscope types (TEM, SEM, light, dissecting, etc). Look through images collected by electron microscopes, like the EM Imagery collection which can be found at the CDC Public Health Image Library (PHIL) site by scrolling down to ‘Collections’. What types of information can researchers glean from different styles of images? How might use of the technique that Nick Stockton introduced help researchers with the different images?