Biology Parts of the Microscope
Terms in this set (21)
Contains the magnifying lens you look through.
Maintains the proper distance between the eyepiece and the objective lenses.
Supports the body tube and the stage; used to carry the microscope.
Holds the slide in place
Moves the stage up and down for focusing the image; used first when focusing.
Moves the stage slightly to sharpen the focus of the image; used with the high power objective lens.
Provides electricity in order to operate the microscope.
Holds the high and low power objective lenses.
Magnifies the specimen on the slide.
Stage Opening (Aperture)
Allows light to go through the stage, specimen, and the lenses.
Supports the slide being viewed; should be all the way up before focusing.
Regulates the amount of light let into the body tube.
Provides light necessary to view the specimen.
Supports the microscope.
Micro-Small and Scope-to view
Image remains in focus on high power if focused properly with the scanning objective.
Field of View
The white 'circle' you see when you look through the eyepiece.
Small glass plate on which specimen are placed for viewing.
Name for the small plastic or glass specimen are placed for viewing.