A microscope is an instrument used to see the objects that are not visible to the naked eye. It magnifies the object several hundred times and makes it clearly visible.
Parts of Microscope
The important parts of the microscope are:
- Eye piece: It is the lens through which we see and is located at the top. It is usually 10x and 15x.
- Objective lens:It is the lens that is facing the object. They are usually 10x, 40x or 100x.
- Mechanical stage: It is the flat platform where slides are kept. It has clips for holding slide and moving it left, right and up or down.
- Mirror: It is located near the base and directs the light through the microscope. The light makes the objects visible.