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Microscope Review

Vocabulary terms for the Lynx Team

Eyepiece usually contains a 10x ocular lens
Nosepiece holds the objective lenses; rotates to change lenses
Arm serves as a handle; used with the base to carry the microscope
Stage clip located on the stage; helps to hold the slides in place
Objective lenses lenses found on the nosepiece; used in combination with the ocular lens in the eyepiece to increase magnification
Stage supports the slides
Diaphragm wheel that adjusts the amount of light that passes through a hole in the stage
Coarse adjustment knob raises and lowers the stage; used when focusing with the 4x and 10x objective lenses
Base supports the microscope; used with the arm to carry the microscope
Fine adjustment knob raises or lowers the stage a tiny distance for exact focusing; used with the 40x objective lens
Ocular lens lens found inside the eyepiece
Electron type of microscope that uses a stream of electrons to make an image
Magnification ability to make something appear larger than its real size
Resolution a measure of how sharp or clear an object appears
Robert Hooke used a compound microscope to look at cork cells
Antony van Leeuwenhoek used a simple microscope to view living organisms (bacteria)
Simple type of microscope with only one lens
Compound type of microscope with two lenses