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Parts of A Microscope
MA 5th Grade Science
Terms in this set (13)
this attaches the eyepiece and body tube to the base
this supports the microscope.
the tube that supports the eyepiece.
coarse focus adjustment
a knob that makes large adjustments to the focus.
an adjustable opening under the stage, allowing different amounts of light onto the stage.
where you place your eye.
fine focus adjustment
a knob that makes small adjustments to the focus (it is often smaller than the coarse focus knob).
high power objective
a large lens with high magnifying power.
low power objective
a small lens with low magnifying power.
mirror (or light source)
this directs light upwards onto the slide.
the rotating device that holds the objectives (lenses).
the platform on which a slide is placed.
metal clips that hold a slide securely onto the stage.