Introduction to the Microscope

Objectives: The primary purpose here is to gain familiarity with the one most important tool you will use in Botany 130. This goal encompasses both learning a set of factual information about the microscope, and developing skills in its use. These are outlined below:


I. The parts of the microscope.

II. How to calculate total magnification.

III. The difference between resolution and magnification.

IV. Determining the diameter of the field of view.

V. How to adjust your field iris.

VI. Through focusing: link to an example.

VII. Step by step procedure for its use.

VIII. Guidlines for the care of your microscope.