Microscopes

This lesson looks at how to label and use a microscope and calculate magnification

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Quiz:

Microscopes

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Q1.Which of the following is the first stage to using a microscope?

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Q2.Name the part of the microscope which moves the stage up and down.

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Q3.A student looks through an eyepiece which magnifies by 10x and on objective lens 4x. What is the total magnification?

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Q4.What is the purpose of the fine focusing knob?

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Q5.A student looks at a moth under a microscope. The moth is 110 mm and the microscope magnifies the images 10x. What is the image size of the moth under the microscope? HINT: use the image size = actual size x magnification equation.

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This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

Microscopes

Quiz to help you assess what you have learnt in this lesson

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.Which of the following is the first stage to using a microscope?

1/5

Q2.Name the part of the microscope which moves the stage up and down.

2/5

Q3.A student looks through an eyepiece which magnifies by 10x and on objective lens 4x. What is the total magnification?

3/5

Q4.What is the purpose of the fine focusing knob?

4/5

Q5.A student looks at a moth under a microscope. The moth is 110 mm and the microscope magnifies the images 10x. What is the image size of the moth under the microscope? HINT: use the image size = actual size x magnification equation.

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Lesson summary: Microscopes

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