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Microscopes and Graphing
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The experimental factor that is manipulated; the variable whose effect is being studied, placed on the x axis
a variable (often denoted by y ) whose value depends on that of another.
Dependent Variable, Responsive Variable, Y-Axis / Manipulated Variable, Independent Variable, X-Axis
a graph that uses vertical or horizontal bars to show comparisons among two or more items
a graphed cluster of dots, each of which represents the values of two variables
If your value is 5 to 9
If your value is 0 to 4
Base units of the metric system
meter, liter, gram
the horizontal line on a graph (independent variable)
the vertical line on a graph (dependent variable)
the position of the first digit to the right of the decimal point.
the position of the second digit to the right of the decimal point.
y vs x or dependent vs independent
the lens at the top that you look through. They are usually 10X or 15X power.
Connects the eyepiece to the revolving nosepiece
Holds the objectives and can be rotated to change the magnification
these are found on the nosepiece and range from low to high power, further magnify specimen
supports the slide being observed
holds the slide in place on the stage
Regulates the amount of light on the specimen, below the stage
this part moves the stage up and down to help you get the specimen into view
this part moves the stage slightly to help you sharpen or "fine" tune your view of the specimen
Used to support the microscope when carried, connects the base to the body tube
supports the microscope
Proper way to carry a microscope
one hand on the arm and one hand on the base
the sample on the microscope slide that is being examined
The thin piece of glass that holds your specimens under the lens.
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