Microscope Basics

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The microscope is an instrument designed to make objects visible that are too difficult or too small to see with the ______ eye.

unaided

The microscopes commonly used in the biology lab are usually compound binocular or monocular light ______.

microscope

The ocular and draw tube rests on the body ______.

tube

Attached to the base of the body tube is the circular revolving ______.

nosepiece

The microscope is focused by turning two ______.

knobs

The fine adjustment knob is used for sharp focus after the object has been brought into view with the coarse adjustment ______.

knob

The ______ barked

dog

The ______ meowed

cat

The platform where you put slides for observation is called the ______

stage

The portion of the microscope in contact with the table is the ______

base

A short vertical extension on which the arm connects with the base is the ______

pillar

Eyepiece or ocular is the removable cylinder on top of the microscope. It contains one set of lenses, the magnifying power of which is indicated on top of the eyepiece (e.g. 10X or 12.5X). It is called the ______

eyepiece

Test your knowledge on the basics of microscopes, including different types, functions, and magnification levels. Learn about compound binocular and monocular light microscopes commonly used in biology labs.

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