1 p9 microscope 231110

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1 p9 microscope 231110

  1. 1. The Microscope 1P9: Tuesday 23rd November
  2. 2. The Light Microscope • AIM: To learn how to use a microscope • Cells are the smallest units of living things. • They are extremely small. • You need a microscope to see them. • Microscopes magnify things so that we can study them in detail.
  3. 3. THE LIGHT MICROSCOPE Eyepiece Objective Lenses Stage Mirror Stand Clips Focus Control
  4. 4. Eyepiece lens: This is the lens you look through. It magnifies the image 10X Objective lenses: These are used to make the object even larger. Stage: This is the platform where you place the slide to be looked at. Mirror / Light: This sends light through the object and into your eye. Stage Clips: These hold the slide in place Focus control: This moves the lenses up and down to give you a clearer picture. Stand: This keeps all the parts in the correct position Functions of the parts of the Microscope
  5. 5. Using the microscope • Carefully follow the instructions on the hand-out sheet • Use the microscope to magnify the images of the prepared slides • Draw and label these slides (time permitting) in your notebooks!
  6. 6. Using the microscope • Carefully follow the instructions on the hand-out sheet • Use the microscope to magnify the images of the prepared slides • Draw and label these slides (time permitting) in your notebooks!

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