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Microscope Care and Use

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1. 
Stage Clips are used to hold the slide on the stage so that it doesn't move when being examined.
2. 
Theeyepiece is where you look through with your eye and is magnification of 10X.
3. 
Slides are placed on the stage to be observed.
4. 
The revolving nosepiece is used to change from one objective lens to another.
5. 
The arm is used to safely transport the microscope from one place to another.
6. 
As magnification increases, the field of view
  1. decreases.
  2. increases.
  3. stays the same.
7. 
Under high power, which knob do you use to adjust the focus of a microscope?
  1. coarse
  2. fine
  3. ocular
  4. focus
8. 
Light microscopes
  1. can generally magnify objects at 10,000 times without blurring.
  2. typically provide higher resolution than an electron microscope.
  3. work by reflecting electrons of the surface of an object being studied.
  4. use light and glass lenses to magnify the image of an object.
  5. are generally not used to view eukaryotic cells.
9. 
The proper method for carrying a microscope is to place
  1. one hand on the neck and one on the base.
  2. both hands on the base.
  3. both hands on the arm.
  4. only one hand to prevent fingerprints and smudges.
10. 
If the ocular lens is 10x and the objective is 5x, what is the total magnification?
  • 50x
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