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    Use this interactive to identify and label the main parts of a microscope. Drag and drop the text labels onto the microscope diagram.

    Rights: University of Waikato Published 8 June 2018 Referencing Hub media

    All microscopes share features in common. In this interactive, you can label the different parts of a microscope. Use this with the Microscope parts activity to help students identify and label the main parts of a microscope and then describe their functions.

    Drag and drop the text labels onto the microscope diagram. If you want to redo an answer, click on the box and the answer will go back to the top so you can move it to another box. If you want to check your answers, use the Reset incorrect button. This will reset incorrect answers only. When you are happy with your selection, use the Check answers button to check them. Use Reset all to practise again from the start.

    For optimal viewing of this interactive, view at your screen’s default zoom setting (100%) and with your browser window view maximised.

    Labels

    Description

    eye piece lens

    The lens you look through – normally 10x or 15x magnification

    coarse focus adjustment

    Moves the lens up or down and adjusts focus

    fine focus adjustment

    Moves the lens in order to make very small adjustments to gain better focus

    base

    The bottom of the microscope used for stability

    high-power objective

    For increased magnification – usually 10x, 40x and 100x magnification

    stage

    Where the slide is held/placed

    diaphragm or iris

    Varies intensity of the light projected upwards onto the slide

    light source

    Sends light onto the specimen/slide