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Microscope Review

Vocabulary Terms

microscope a concrete tool used by scientists to magnify objects to allow for more detailed observations of microscopic specimens
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
Created by: barbzabel7