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Laboratory 3: The Microscope
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Objectives Learn the parts of the compound microscope Learn to use the compound microscope Learn the different kinds of microscopes
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Why Do We Use A Microscope? All scientific instruments are used to extend our senses They help us to get answers to the questions that we ask To see really small things (can magnify up to 400x) in 3 dimensions
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Magnification vs. Resolution Magnification is how big something can become Resolution is how clearly we can see what we are looking at
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Rules of Using Microscopes in Lab Always carry with two hands NEVER use the coarse adjustment on the highest magnification Use lens tissue only to clean lenses
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Hints for Using Microscopes in Lab Most of your problems can be cleared up by adjusting the light intensity knob Always begin searching on the 4x objective and raise the stage all the way up
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Base Stage Ocular Lens Coarse Adjustment Fine Adjustment Light Source Specimen Holder Objective Lenses Light Intensity Knob
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