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Microscope Parts & Function

Parts of the Microscope 1. Eyepiece Contains a magnifying lens that focuses the image from the objective into your eye. For focusing under low magnification For focusing under high magnification or low For large specimens or overview For detailed viewing or small specimens What you want to look at

2. Course Adjust

3. Fine Adjust

4. Low Power Objective 5. High Power Objective 6. Specimen on glass slide 7. Stage

Supports specimen in correct location to lens Focuses the light on specimen Regulates amount of light and contrast Illuminates the specimen for

8. Condenser

9. Diaphragm (iris or disc) 10. Light Source

Laboratory apparatuses

*Beaker = A container used for measuring the liquid. Barrette = Used for measuring the volume of the solution. *Wire gauze = used for spreading the heat of a burner (flame). *Test tube brush = It is used to clean the test tube. *Dropper = It is used for adding the solution drop by drop. Magnifying glass = It is used for viewing the minute objects. Filter paper = It is used for separating the liquid and the precipitate. *Stirring rod = It is used for mixing the liquids or distribution of heat in a liquid by stirring. Spring balance = used for measuring the mass of the materials. Forceps = It is used for holding or picking up small objects. *Watch glass = It is used for holding small samples of the substances on which the experiment is performed. *Wash bottle = It is used for dispensing small quantities of distilled water. *Test-tube holders = It is used for holding the test tubes. *Test tubes = it is used for holding small samples or performing small-scale reactions Pipette - It is used for transferring one substance into another by measuring. Centrifuge - It is used for separating the materials of varying densities from a colloid. *Thermometer - It is used for measuring the temperature. *PH Scale - It is used for measuring the acidity or basicity of the solution. Crucible - it is used for heating a small amount of a solid substance at a very high temperature. *Tripod = It is a three-legged stand that supports the wire gauze while heating. Microscope = It is used for viewing the ultra minute objects by the process of magnification. Multimeter = It is used for measuring the current, voltage and resistance.