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Parts Of The Compound Light Microscope

These games will help you to learn the basic parts of the compound light microscope.

eyepiece/ ocular, contains the magnifying lens you look through (usually 10x)
body tubemaintains the proper distance between the eyepiece and the objective lens
nosepieceholds high and low power objective lenses and can be rotated to change magnification
high power objectivelens that usually provides 40x magnification
low power objectivelens that usually provides 10x magnification
coarse focusmoves the stage up and down for focusing
fine focusmoves the stage slightly to sharpen the image
armsupports the body tube and is used to carry the microscope
stagesupports the slide being viewed
stage clipshold the slide in place
diaphragmregulates the amount of light let into the body tube
light sourcereflects the light upward through the diaphragm, the specimen, and the lenses
basesupports the microscope and used to carry the microscope

Life Science Teacher White Cluster
T.A. Blake Middle School

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