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Microscope Parts

Larson Helm

Vocabulary wordDefinition
Eyepiece Lens to view and help magnify the object
Body Tube connects eyepiece to objective lens
High Power Objective for powerful detailed magnification, 40x-43x
Low Power Objective for initial viewing of an object, 4x-5x
Stage a place for viewing the slide.
Mirror or light source to focus light through the stage to the eye
Base for support
Stage Clips Holds the slide in position
Arm used to tilt, lift, and carry microscope
Coarse Adjustment Knob moves the body tube and or stage up and down
Fine Adjustment Knob focuses for details
Medium Power Objective used to magnify 10x
Created by: lh