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MrMac MicroscopeInfo

Mr Mac Microscope terms and uses

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This is used to focus on your specimen when using the high power objective. Fine focus knob or Fine adjustment knob
Attached to to the nose piece, these have lenses that actually magnify the specimen. Objectives
This can be adjusted to change the amount of light allowed to pass through the specimen. Diaphragm
This has glass lenses, magnifies the specimen and you look into it. Ocular
Your slide rests on this Stage
If you are having trouble seeing your specimen, use the low power objective and turn this knob. Coarse adjustment knob or Coarse focus knob
You carry the microscope using these. The base and arm
The main reason a specimen for an optical microscope must be thin is so... light can pass through it.
We made a slide using water to hold our cover slip in place. This is a... wet mount
He was known for improving the microscope. Anton Von Leeuwenhoek
He saw little boxes in tree bark and called them cells. Robert Hooke
A glass lens with both sides curving out would have what kins of curve? Convex
A glass lens with both side curving in would have what kind of curve? Concave
He was called the first microbiologist. Anton Von Leeuwenhoek
He invented the microscope. Not sure... Maybe Lippershey or Janssen
He used a telescope to make many great discoveries. He also had a microscope he called "occhiolino" Galileo
This microscope uses light and curved glass lenses to magnify. I can only magnify to about 2,000 times Optical microscope
This microscope uses something that travels with a wave length much smaller than light. It can "see" things by magnifying over 2 million times. Electron microscope
This microscope uses an incredibly fine point to "see" things. Scanning probe
He is called the "Father of Microscopy". Von Leeuwenhoek
To find the total amount of magnification on an optical microscope you must... multiply the ocular power and objective power
Use your microscope coloring sheet. What is "E" called? Nose piece or revolving nose piece
Use your microscope coloring sheet. What is "A" called? Ocular or eyepiece
Use your microscope coloring sheet. What is "K" called? Diaphragm
Use your microscope coloring sheet. What is "M" called? Light Source
Use your microscope coloring sheet. What is "B" called? Coarse Adjustment Knob
Use your microscope coloring sheet. What are "F, N and H" called? Objectives
Use your microscope coloring sheet. What is "D" called? Fine Adjustment Knob
Use your microscope coloring sheet. What is "I" called? Stage
Use your microscope coloring sheet. What is "G" called? Arm
Use your microscope coloring sheet. What is "L" called? Base
How do you find the the total magnification of a microscope? Multiply the ocular power by the objective power.
Created by: MrMac