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Cells of Life


Holds the slide in place, letting the light pass through it. Eyepiece
Adjusts the position of the lenses so that the object can be seen clearly: can be course or fine. Objective lens
Light travels through it to the eyepiece lens Focus knob
Controls the amount of light passing through the object Base
Supports the microscope Mirror
Reflects light up through the slide into the lenses Stage
Used to locate specimen, then get different magnifications Diaphragm
Enables you to see magnified specimen Microscope tube
A thin boundary around the cell that keeps things inside the cell, lets some needed things into the cell, and lets waste leave cell membrane
A very thin boundary around the nucleus of the cell. nuclear membrane
A storage area of the cell that is full of fluid. vacuole
Little round parts of cells that make chemicals called proteins, which are needed so that we can survive and grow. ribosomes
Long thread-like bodies in the nucleus of the cell that carry all the imformation we get from our parents. chromosomes
Created by: conbri110