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ARM This part on the side of the microscope is used to support it when it is carried
COARSE ADJUSTMENT KNOB This part moves the stage up and down to help you get the specimen into view
FINE ADJUSTMENT KNOB This part moves the stage slightly to help you sharpen of "fine" tune your view of the specimen
DIAPHRAGM This part of the microscope helps you adjust the amount of light that reaches the specimen
BASE The bottom part of the microscope
EYEPIECE This part allows you to view the image on the stage and it contains the ocular lens
NOSEPIECE This part holds the objective lenses and is able to rotate to change magnification
OBJECTIVE LENSES These are found on the nosepiece and range from low to high power
STAGE CLIPS These are used to hold a slide in place on the stage
LIGHT SOURCE Projects light upwards through the diaphragm to allow you to see the specimen
STAGE Part of the microscope that supports the slide that is being viewed
COVER SLIP Name for the small plastic or glass piece that is used to cover a water drop on a slide
SLIDE Small glass plate on which specimens are placed for viewing
POWER Refers to the degree of magnification for a lens
FIELD OF VIEW the amount of the specimen seen through a microscope, as the power gets greater, the field of view gets smaller.