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Anton Van Leeuwenhoek: The Inventor of the Microscope

This prezi is about a man who had many troubles in his life but found his way to discovering the microscope.
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Mamie Watt

on 31 October 2012

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Transcript of Anton Van Leeuwenhoek: The Inventor of the Microscope

photo (cc) Malte Sörensen @ flickr Anton Van Leeuwenhoek's Educational History: Anton Van Leeuwenhoek was known as the "Father of Microbiology" and considered the first Microbiologist. Anton Van Leeuwenhoek was born on October 24, 1632 and died on August 26, 1723. Anton Van
Leeuwenhoek: The Inventor of the Microscope By: Yazmin Kotzambasis and Mamie Watt Anton Van Leeuwenhoek came from a family of tradesmen with no fortune. He had 6 children, 5 from his first wife that died in 1666 and 1 with his second wife Cornelia Swalmius. Anton Van Leeuwenhoek's Family: Anton Van Leeuwenhoek studied bacteria such as; sperm cells, blood cells, small organisms, and many more. Anton Van Leeuwenhoek's Studies Anton Van Leeuwenhoek is famous for inventing the microscope and possibly being the first microbiologist. Anton Van Leeuwenhoek's discovery: Anton Van Leeuwenhoek influenced us today by giving us a way to find cures for the sick and discovering helpful and harmful things unseen to the naked eye. Anton Van Leeuwenhoek:
How He Influenced Us 1.) Anton Van Leeuwenhoek is very clever: We admire that about him because without him we wouldn't have the amazing tool the microscope. Anton Van Leeuwenhoek: Why We Admire Him 2.) Anton Van Leeuwenhoek was Dutch: We admire that he is Dutch because in that time it must have been hard to find a good education but he found a way to educate himself. 3.) Anton Van Leeuwenhoek is very helpful: We admire that about him because his tool helps us look at such strange things even we can't imagine. 4.) Anton Van Leeuwenhoek lived very long: We admire that about him because during the 1600s it was very hard to even age up to your late 40s. 1.) Anton Van Leeuwenhoek left 247 completed microscopes.
2.) Anton Van Leeuwenhoek had access to such materials to build his microscope. Anton Van Leeuwenhoek:Interesting Facts Anton Van
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