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Parts of the Microscope

Arm Connects the tube to the base and is used to carry it from one place to another
Base Supports the microscope and is used to carry it from one place to another
Coarse Adjustment Knob Used with low and medium power to bring objects into focus
Coverslip A very thin piece of glass placed over a specimen on a slide to prevent it from moving around
Diaphragm In a microscope, it is used to change the amount of light coming into the objective
Fine Adjustment Knob Used with HIGH POWER ONLY, it sharpens the image and makes us able to see different layers of the specimen
High Power Objective The longest and most powerful lens on a microscope enabling you to see the greatest amount of detail of a specimen
Illuminator Light source for a microscope
Inverted When an image is turned upside down by the lens of a microscope
Low Power Objective The shortest and least powerful lens of a microscope. Using it provides the largest field of view.
Nosepiece Rotates the objectives in a microscope
Ocular (Eyepiece) has a magnification of 10x, it is what you look through in a microscope
Stage Is what the specimen is placed on in order to view on a microscope
Stage Clips Holds the slide in place on the stage of a microscope
Wet Mount A method of making temporary slides using a cover slip and water
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