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The purpose of this tutorial is to familiarize students with the use and care of microscopes.

Parts of the microscope and a lab introducing basic microscope techniques, including wet-mount procedure.

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Use and Care of Microscopes

In this tutorial, you will get an overview of use and care of the microscopes.  It is important you take the time to learn what all the parts of the scope are.  It will certainly make it much easier when we are using them in class!

Overview of the parts of a microscope

This video is an overview of the parts of the microscope and what each of those parts do. It also has a quick review of how you use the microscope.

Source: This video uses a powerpoint adapted from sciencespot,net

Microscope Diagram

Source: enchanted learning

Microscope Lab

This is a copy of the information you should have in your lab notebook