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  1. Parts of the Microscope and Their Function

  2. Rules of using a microscope • Always carry with 2 hands • Only use lens paper for cleaning • Do not force knobs • Always store covered • Be careful of the cords

  3. Parts of a microscope

  4. Parts of a microscope • Eyepiece

  5. Parts of a microscope • Body tube

  6. Parts of a microscope • Nosepiece

  7. Parts of a microscope • Objectives • Low power (short) • High power (long)

  8. Parts of a microscope • Arm

  9. Parts of a microscope • Stage

  10. Parts of a microscope • Stage clips

  11. Parts of a microscope • Diaphragm

  12. Parts of a microscope • Coarse and fine adjustment knobs

  13. Parts of a microscope • Light source

  14. Parts of a microscope • Base

  15. Magnification • Multiply the eyepiece magnification (10X) by the objective magnification (4X, 10X, 40X) • Example: 4 x 10 = 40X total

  16. How to use a microscope • Place the slide on the stage • Use stage clips to secure slide • Adjust nosepiece to lowest setting • (Lowest = shortest objective) • Look into eyepiece • Use coarse focus knob