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How to Use a Compound Microscope Lab

Being able to use a compound light microscope is an essential skill for any biology class, especially during the early units on cells and organelles. In this lab, students will examine some pre-prepared slides of letters, colored threads, and other materials to become comfortable with using the microscope.

Essential Concepts: Compound light microscope, stage, objective, eyepiece, coarse adjustment, fine adjustment, slide, cover slip.

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