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Microscope Vocab

TermDefinition
Eye Piece Lens where the eye is placed to view specimen
Coarse Adustment Large knob for focusing
Fine Adjustment Small knob for finish focus
Arm Used to carry microscope
Stage Flat surface where the slide with specimen is placed
Base Bottom of microscope used for carrying
Diaphragm Located in or below stage and changes the size of aperture
Tube Connect the Eyepiece to the Objectives
Aperture Opening in the stage that allows light to pass through specimen
Light Source Light Bulb or Mirror under the stage
Stage Clips Used to keep the slide from moving
Revolving Nosepiece Rotates to change the objectives and magnification
Objectives Lenses with different magnification ability
Prepared Slide A permanent slide with the cover slip glued down over the specimen
Temporary Slide A slide you make and then clean up when finished
Cover Slip Thin piece of glass placed over the specimen on the slide
Staining Process of adding dye to the specimen to make parts show up better
Resolution How clear the image appears. Resolution decreases with magnification.
Magnification How much the image is enlarged. Calculated by multiplying the eyepiece lens power with the objective lens power
How should a microscope be held? Microscopes should always be carried in an upright position with one hand on the arm and the other hand under the base
The Microscope uses _____ to allow us to view an _____ light/image
Microscopes use two lenses and are referred to as...? Compound Light Microscopes
Leeuwenhoek is credited with perfecting the compound microscope even though it was invented by the...? Janssen Brothers
Magnification of a light microscope is limited to around ____ due to loss of resolution 1000X
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