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8 Physics Vocab 6

Parts of Microscope

QuestionAnswer
Eyepiece Lens The lens at the top that you look through. They are usually 10X or 15X power.
Body Tube Connects the eyepiece to the objective lenses, it is the hollow tube through which light passes.
Microscope Device to look at small things “Micro” means very small “Scope” means to look at
Base Bottom part of the microscope often shaped like a horseshoe, used for support
Arm Supports the tube and connects it to the base. It is used along with the base to carry the microscope
Stage The flat platform where you place your slides or specimens
Stage Clips Holds down the slide on the stage.
Coarse Focus This is used to focus the microscope. It is always used first, it is used only with the low power objective. Raises or lowers the Body Tube to focus
Fine Focus This is used to focus the microscope. It is used with the high power objective to bring the specimen into better focus. Raises or lowers the Body Tube to focus
Nose Piece is the round part that holds the OBJECTIVE LENSES apart
Low Power Objective Magnifies the specimen at a lower power
High Power Objective Magnifies the specimen at a Higher power
Objective lens Usually you will find 3 or 4 of these on a microscope. They almost always consist of 4X, 10X, 40X and 100X powers.
Diaphragm Changes the amount of light reaching the objective lenses. Located under the Stage.
Light Source Located beneath the Stage and Diaphragm. Sends light towards the hole in the stage.
Created by: khehra