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Eye Piece-Ocular Lens

Magnifies image of specimen 10x. It is the lens you look through.


Allows light to travel through.

Revolving Nose Piece

Holds and rotates objective lenses.

Objective Lenses

Magnifies the specimen. It is the first lens that light passes through.


Where slide is placed.


Regulates the amound of light reaching the objective lens


Supports the microscope from below.

Mirror/light Source

Provides light to project the image of the specimen.

Stage Clips

Holds slide in position

Fine Adjustment

Used in high power. It is an adjustment to focus on detail.


Supports the upper parts o the microcope.

Coarse Adjusment

Used in low power. It is the first rough adjustment to focus on the image.

Galileo Galilei

Father of modern physics and astronomy. He worked out the principles of lenses, and made a much better instrument with a focusing device.

Anton van Leeuwenhoek

The father of microscopy. He taught himself new methods for grinding and polishing tiny lenses of great curvature.

Robert Hooke

The English father of microscopy. He improved on Leeuwenhoek's design.

Charles A. Spencer

An American who gave maginifications up to 1250 diameters with ordinaary light and up to 5000 with blue light.

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