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Microscope Parts

Microscopes - Scientific Tool

Body Tube Connects the ocular lens to the rest of the microscope
Arm The place (besides the base) where we carry the microscope
Coarse Adjustment Knob Large knob; moves the stage up and down to bring the specimen into focus
Switch Turns the light source for the microscope on and off
Nosepiece Moveable; holds the objective lenses
Fine Adjustment Knob Small knob; makes tiny adjustments to sharpen the image
Eyepiece Contains the ocular lens; the part you look through
Objectives Three lenses that come in different powers (4X, 10X, and 40X)
Stage Clips Holds the slide in place
Diaphragm Adjusts the amount of light
Aperture The hole in the stage
Stage The flat surface where we place the slide
Base Supports the microscope; the bottom of the microscope
Mirror or Light Source Projects light upward through the diaphragm, aperture, specimen, and lenses
Created by: nwysocki



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