Busy. Please wait.
or

show password
Forgot Password?

Don't have an account?  Sign up 
or

Username is available taken
show password

why


Make sure to remember your password. If you forget it there is no way for StudyStack to send you a reset link. You would need to create a new account.
We do not share your email address with others. It is only used to allow you to reset your password. For details read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.


Already a StudyStack user? Log In

Reset Password
Enter the associated with your account, and we'll email you a link to reset your password.

Remove Ads
Don't know
Know
remaining cards
Save
0:01
To flip the current card, click it or press the Spacebar key.  To move the current card to one of the three colored boxes, click on the box.  You may also press the UP ARROW key to move the card to the "Know" box, the DOWN ARROW key to move the card to the "Don't know" box, or the RIGHT ARROW key to move the card to the Remaining box.  You may also click on the card displayed in any of the three boxes to bring that card back to the center.

Pass complete!

"Know" box contains:
Time elapsed:
Retries:
restart all cards




share
Embed Code - If you would like this activity on your web page, copy the script below and paste it into your web page.

  Normal Size     Small Size show me how

Microscope Review

Vocabulary Terms

TermDefinition
microscope a concrete tool used by scientists to magnify objects to allow for more detailed observations of microscopic specimens
hand lens AKA magnifying glass; the simplest form of a microscope because it only uses one lens
compound microscope a microscope that contains at least two lenses (on the body tube); able to magnify 400x +
base the microscope rests on this so there is stability; the part the has a hand underneath for support when properly carrying a microscope
mirror/light source reflects/shines light upward through the diaphragm onto the specimen
stage platform where the slide is mounted
arm holds the body tube and stage and attaches them both to the base; the part that is held when properly carrying a microscope
fine adjustment knob knob used for final focusing (just one)
coarse adjustment knob knobs (2) used for initial focusing
eyepiece AKA ocular; where a slide is viewed through so the specimen is visible
body tube holds the eyepiece at the top and the objective lenses (on the nosepiece) at the bottom
nosepiece rotating piece that holds the objective lenses
objective lens any lens located at the bottom of the body tube on the nosepiece
high power objective lens lens that allows greater magnification of objects (see less of a specimen but more detail)
low power objective lens lens used to locate the specimen (see more of specimen but less detail)
stage clips arms that hold the slide in place
diaphragm regulates the amount of light
total magnification the magnification of a compound light microscope: because two lenses are being used to observe a specimen; calculated by multiplying the eyepiece (ocular) magnification by the objective lens magnification
magnification how large an object appears under a microscope
Scanning Electron Microscope an advanced microscope that uses electrons to view microscopic specimens; since light is not used, actual scanning electron microscope images are black and white; able to magnify objects 1,000,000x
Created by: barbzabel7