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What is the OCULAR LENS? The top the microscope where you look through. Usually has a magnification of X10 or X15
What is the OBJECTIVE LENS? The lenses that usually have a magnification of X4, X10, X40 and X100.
What is the REVOLVING NOSEPIECE? The part that holds 2 or more objective lenses and revolves to switch views easily.
What is COARSE ADJUSTMENT KNOB? The knob you use for adjusting clearness of the object your viewing. (only use when on low objective lens)
What is FINE ADJUSTMENT KNOB? Another knob you use for adjusting clearness of the object your viewing. (Use when on medium or high objective lens)
What is the STAGE? The flat platform where you place the slides.
What are STAGE CLIPS? Clips that hold the slide in place.
What is a LIGHT SOURCE? A steady source of light to help illuminate the object your viewing.
What is the TUBE? Connects the eyepiece to the objective lens.
What is the BASE? The bottom of the microscope
What is the ARM? Supports the tube and connects it to the base.
What is the DIAPHRAGM? Under the stage, there is a disk like structure with a bunch of different size holes, each a different size. It changes the amount and intensity of the light hitting the object
What are the 2 major rules that apply to using a microscope? 1. When holding a microscope, use both hands. One holding the arm, one supporting the base. 2. Never use the coarse adjustment knob with any other lens but the low objective lens
Created by: floortile101