Introduction to the Microscope. Care Parts Focusing Wet mounts Calculating magnification. Microscope Parts. Eyepiece. Body Tube. Revolving Nosepiece. Arm. Objective Lens. Stage. Stage Clips. Coarse Focus. Diaphragm. Fine Focus. Light. Base. Microscope Care.
1/Use the coarse adj. to raise the body tube.
2/Turn the light on
3/Place slide on stage using stage clips
4/Position the lowest (shortest) objective into place
5/Without looking in the eyepiece, raise the stage to be very close to the objective but do not let them touch!
6/ Look through the eyepiece
7/Using the course adj., bring it into focus
7/ Use fine adj. to get into focus further (you may have to use the
fine adj. only if in using highest obj.)
8. Move slide around if need – still keeping it clipped
1/Place specimen on slide
2/Place a drop of water on slide
3/Place cover slip on slide using the angle technique
4/Remove air bubbles by tapping gently with finger or pencil eraser
5/Dry excess water by taking a paper towel and dabbing the outside
4x x 10x = 40x total