Video Electron Microscope

TLF ID M016708

This 6 minute video segment from Catalyst demonstrates some electron microscopes that are powerful enough to read a newspaper as far away as the moon and the many challenges in making this sort of power possible.

Educational details

Educational value
  • This resource is useful for year 9 and 10 science students because it addresses Science as a Human Endeavour from the Australian Curriculum. It describes how technology has changed our understanding of materials and enhanced our ability to solve problems in the fields of material science. This program provides an excellent explanation of how electron microscopes work, their history and some of their benefits.
Year level

9; 10; 11; 12

Learning area
  • Science

Other details

  • Author
  • Name: ABC - Catalyst
  • Organization: ABC - Catalyst
  • Description: author
  • Contributor
  • Name: ABC - Catalyst
  • Organization: ABC - Catalyst
  • Description: author
  • Name: State of NSW, Department of Education
  • Organization: State of NSW, Department of Education
  • Description: Data contributor
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL:
  • Publisher
  • Name: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
  • Organization: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
  • Description: Publisher
  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL:
Access profile
  • Generic
Learning Resource Type
  • Video
  • © 2013 Australian Broadcasting Corporation.