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The Microscope
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Stage Clips

Stage Clips

These 2 clips hold the slide/specimen in place on the stage.

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Diaphragm

Diaphragm

The Diaphragm controls the amount of light on the slide/specimen

Turn to let more light in or to

make dimmer.

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Light Source

Light Source

Projects light upwards through the diaphragm, the specimen and the lenses

Some have lights, others have mirrors where you must move the mirror to reflect light

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Ocular Lens/Eyepiece

Ocular Lens/Eyepiece

Magnifies the specimen image

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Arm

Arm

Used to support the microscope when carried. Holds the body tube, nose piece and objective lenses

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Stage

Stage

Supports the slide/specimen

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Coarse Adjustment Knob

Coarse Adjustment Knob

Moves the stage up and down (quickly) for focusing your image

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Fine Adjustment Knob

Fine Adjustment Knob

This knob moves the stage SLIGHTLY to sharpen the image

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Base

Base

Supports the microscope

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Magnification

Magnification

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Magnification

Magnification

To determine your magnification…you just multiply the ocular lens by the objective lens

Ocular 10x Objective 40x:10 x 40 = 400

Objective Lens have

their magnification

written on them.

Ocular lenses usually magnifies by 10x

So the object is 400 times “larger”

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Caring for a Microscope

Caring for a Microscope

Clean only with a soft cloth/tissue

Make sure it’s on a flat surface

Don’t bang it

Carry it with 2 HANDS…one on the arm and the other on the base

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Carry a Microscope Correctly

Carry a Microscope Correctly

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Using a Microscope

Using a Microscope

Start on the lowest magnification

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