Using The Microscope
Laszlo Vass, Ed.D. Version 42-0027-00-01
Lab Report Assistant
This document is not meant to be a substitute for a formal laboratory report. The Lab Report Assistant is simply a summary of the experiment’s questions, diagrams if needed, and data tables that should be addressed in a formal lab report. The intent is to facilitate students’ writing of lab reports by providing this information in an editable file which can be sent to an instructor.
● What is the purpose of this exercise?
Students will is to be familiar with knowing how to operate, maintain, clean, and transport the microscope properly.
Are there any safety concerns associated with this exercise? If so, list what they are and what precautions should be taken.
Looking objects via a microscope requires holding our bodies in an unnatural position. This can cause cramped muscles and strain injuries on tendons and ligaments in the head, neck, back, shoulders, arms and wrists. You have to adjust chair height and microscope so that your body can position comfortably. Do not forget to take breaks every half-hour for a couple of minutes. Stretch your arms, neck, back and legs during the break.
A. The following statements are true or false. If true, write a “T” on the answer line. If false, write a word or phrase in the blank to make the statement true.
| 1) The microscope lens may be cleaned with any soft tissue.False. The microscope lenses should clean with a lens cleaner solution and a lens paper due to possible minerals or deposits on the any soft tissue.
| 2) The coarse adjustment knob maybe used in focusing with all objective lenses.False. The coarse adjustment knob should be used during scanning objective lens (lowest power). When it comes to higher objective lenses, the fine-focus knob should mostly be used and...
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