Pre-Lab Microscopy Activity.docx - Virtual Microscope Goals...

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Virtual Microscope Goals Familiarize students with the microscope prior to in class activities Objectives Identify the parts of a microscope. Understand common microscopy terminology. Calculate microscope magnification settings. Learn safe microscope operation Explore and identify specimens. Prepare for work with a real microscope. Directions: 1) Follow the link to begin the virtual microscope activity: . Select Guide and read through the materials in each tab (introduction, overview, objective lenses, immersion oil lens, microscope care, and terminology). Complete Table 1: Numbe r Microscope Term Function 1 Arm A place to grip to carry thee microscope safely and connects the base and tube 2 Base To give the microscope a bottom supports structure 3 Coarse Focus knob Movees the object lense closer or further away 4 Condenser lens Increases lumination and resolution of the object you are viweing 5 Diopter Adjustment Allows you to adjust the focus on individual eyepiueces when using a microscope with a binocular heead 6 Fine Focus knob Moves the object lens closer to or further away from the viewing object in smaller increments than the coars focus knob Allows the eyepiec lenses to be closeer
7 Interpupillary Distance Adjustment together or further apart on stereo or binocular microscopes 8 Objective Lenses This is the lens that is closest to the objec. There is four lenses all with

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