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Cells of Life


Hold the slde in place, letting light pass through it. Eyepiece
Adjust the position of the lenses so that the object can be seen clearly: can be coarse or fine. Objective lens
Light travels through it to the eyepiece lens. Focus knob
Controls the amount of light passing through the object. Base
Supports the microscope. Mirror
Reflects light up through the slide into the lenses. Stage
Used to locate specimen, then get diffrent magnifications. Diaphragm
Enables you to see magnified specimen. Microscope tube
A thin boundary around the cell that keeps things inside the cell, let some needed things into the cell, and lets wastes leave. Cell membrane
A very thin boundary around the nucleus of the cell. Nuclear membrane
A storage area of the cell that is full of flurid. Vacuole
Little round parts of cells that make chemicals called proteins, which are needed so that we can survive and grow. Ribosomes
Long thread-like bodies in the nucleus of the cell that carry all the information we get from our parents. Chromosomes
Living jelly-like material inside a cell, which is continually moving. Cytoplasm
Controls the activities of the cell. Nucleus
The powerhouse of the cell; supplies energy to the cell. Mitochondrion
Gives protection, support and shape to a plant cell. Cell wall
Green parts of plant cells that carry out the chemical reaction called
Created by: glejas110