Compound Light Microscope: Parts and their Functions

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1. 
What does the Base do?
 
supports the microscope
 
2. 
What does the arm do?
 
it is used to carry the microscope
 
3. 
What is the stage?
 
platform where the slide with the specimen is placed
 
4. 
What do the stage clips do?
 
they hold the slide in place on the stage
 
5. 
What does the eyepiece do?
 
magnifies the image for the viewer
 
6. 
What are the objective lenses?
 
low-power and high-power lenses that magnify the specimen
 
7. 
What is a Coarse adjustment?
 
large knob used for focusing the image under low-power
 
8. 
What is a fine adjustment?
 
smaller knob used for focusing the image with the high-power objective
 
9. 
What does a diaphragm do?
 
controls the amount of light that passes through the specimen
 
10. 
What does the light source do?
 
provides light for viewing the specimen