After reading Robert Hooke’s, Micrographia, I was really excited to see what he was talking about. Actually using the electron microscope was quite an experience. I honestly didn’t really know what to expect at all. I didn’t know anything about the lab, what the machine was, and what my little piece of cork would look like at a micro scale. So everything was a great surprise. The entire time I kept forgetting how small my piece of cork was and my sense of scale was constantly screwing me over. It was so odd to zoom so far in live. What we saw was pretty fantastic. The natural shapes and curves were beautiful and hard to believe. The whole experience was just unforgettable and I am still amazed that we have the technology to be able to observe anything in that scale.