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Parts of a Microscope

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Stage
Part of the microscope that supports the slide
Cover Slip
Small piece that is used to cover a water drop on a slide
Slide
Small glass plate on which specimen are paced for viewing
Power
The degree of magnication for a lens
Eyepiece
Allows you to view the image. Contains the ocular lens.
Nosepiece
Holds the objective lenses. Able to rotate to change magnification.
Objective Lenses
Found on the nosepiece. Range from high to low power.
Stage Clips
These are used to hold a slide in place on the stage
Light Source
Sends light upwards through the diaphragm to light up the specimen.
Arm
Part on the side of a microscope that is used to support it when it is carried
Coarse Adjustment Knob
Moves the stage up and down
Fine Adjustment Knob
Moves the stage slightly to help you "fine" tune your view
Diaphragm
Helps you to adjust the amount of light that reaches the specimen
Base
The bottom part of the microscope