Parts of a Compound Microscope    So EASY a KID could use it!
Base       • The bottom of         the microscope,         used for support       • Hold this part         with one hand  ...
Light Source (or Mirror)               • Projects or                 reflects the light                 so the specimen   ...
Stage        • The flat platform          where you place          your slides.        • The hole in it is          called...
Stage Clip        • Shiny clips on          the top of the          stage        • Holds a slide in          place←
Arm      • Supports the        tube and        connects it to the        base      • The part you hold←       when you car...
Coarse Adjustment          • Large, round knob            on the side of the            microscope→         • Either moves...
Fine Adjustment          • Small, round            knob on the side            of the microscope          • Used to fine t...
Eyepiece→          • The lens at the             top that you             look through.           • 10X power
Body Tube          • The long tube that            holds the→           eyepiece and            connects the            ob...
Nosepiece       • Rotating part of         the microscope at         the bottom of the         body tube.←      • It holds...
High Power Objective                 • The longest                   objective lens                 • The highest         ...
Low Power Objective           • The medium             length objective             lens           • The medium           ...
Scanning Lens         • The shortest           length objective           lens         • Use 1st to focus on           obj...
Disk Diaphragm             • Controls the               amount of light               going through the               cond...
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Parts of a microscope

  1. 1. Parts of a Compound Microscope So EASY a KID could use it!
  2. 2. Base • The bottom of the microscope, used for support • Hold this part with one hand when carrying a microscope ←
  3. 3. Light Source (or Mirror) • Projects or reflects the light so the specimen is easier to see ←
  4. 4. Stage • The flat platform where you place your slides. • The hole in it is called the condenser, which← allows the light to shine through
  5. 5. Stage Clip • Shiny clips on the top of the stage • Holds a slide in place←
  6. 6. Arm • Supports the tube and connects it to the base • The part you hold← when you carry the microscope
  7. 7. Coarse Adjustment • Large, round knob on the side of the microscope→ • Either moves the stage or the top part of the microscope up and down
  8. 8. Fine Adjustment • Small, round knob on the side of the microscope • Used to fine tune→ the focus after using the coarse adjustment knob.
  9. 9. Eyepiece→ • The lens at the top that you look through. • 10X power
  10. 10. Body Tube • The long tube that holds the→ eyepiece and connects the objective
  11. 11. Nosepiece • Rotating part of the microscope at the bottom of the body tube.← • It holds the objective lenses
  12. 12. High Power Objective • The longest objective lens • The highest magnification→ • 40X lens (40X x 10X = 400X magnification)
  13. 13. Low Power Objective • The medium length objective lens • The medium magnification ← • 10X lens (10X x 10X = 100X magnification)
  14. 14. Scanning Lens • The shortest length objective lens • Use 1st to focus on object, then switch to higher power • 4X lens (10X x 4X = 40X magnification)
  15. 15. Disk Diaphragm • Controls the amount of light going through the condenser (hole) in the stage→
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