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Microscopes - Scientific Tool

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Body Tube   Connects the ocular lens to the rest of the microscope  
Arm   The place (besides the base) where we carry the microscope  
Coarse Adjustment Knob   Large knob; moves the stage up and down to bring the specimen into focus  
Switch   Turns the light source for the microscope on and off  
Nosepiece   Moveable; holds the objective lenses  
Fine Adjustment Knob   Small knob; makes tiny adjustments to sharpen the image  
Eyepiece   Contains the ocular lens; the part you look through  
Objectives   Three lenses that come in different powers (4X, 10X, and 40X)  
Stage Clips   Holds the slide in place  
Diaphragm   Adjusts the amount of light  
Aperture   The hole in the stage  
Stage   The flat surface where we place the slide  
Base   Supports the microscope; the bottom of the microscope  
Mirror or Light Source   Projects light upward through the diaphragm, aperture, specimen, and lenses  


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