Microscope

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Identify the parts of the microscope and know procedures for proper use.
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College: First year
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Base

Supports the microscope

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Substage light or mirror

Located in the base, light passes upward through the microscope.

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Stage

where the slide sits on it while being viewed.

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Condenser

small substage lens, concentrates the light on the specimen

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Iris diaphragm lever

arm attached to base. regulates the amount of light passing through the condenser.

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Coarse adjustment knob

used to focus on the specimen

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Fine adustment knob

used for precise focusing once coarse focusing has been completed

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Head or Body tube

supports the objective lens system, and ocular lens

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Arm

vertical portion of the microscope connecting the base and head

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Ocular
think eye

observation are made through the ocular, has a magnification of 10X.

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Nosepiece

roataing mechaninism at the base of the head.
used to change the objective lens

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Objective Lens

adjustable lens system.
use of a scanning lens, low-power lens, high-power lens, and oil immersion lens. have differnt magnifying and resolving powers