How does a compound microscope magnify an object?

How does a compound microscope magnify an object?

A compound microscope has multiple lenses: the objective lens (typically 4x, 10x, 40x or 100x) is compounded (multiplied) by the eyepiece lens (typically 10x) to obtain a high magnification of 40x, 100x, 400x and 1000x. Higher magnification is achieved by using two lenses rather than just a single magnifying lens.

What can you see with a compound microscope?

Compound microscopes are designed to view specimens that are transparent — they have been stained and affixed to a slide. Stereoscopes are able to view non-transparent objects at much lower magnifications than compound microscopes. The lower magnification of a stereoscope is not a shortcoming but a design decision.

What type of image is produced by a compound microscope?

In a compound microscope the image produced by the objective is real, enlarged and inverted because objective has smaller focal length than the object distance so, image is formed which is real, magnified and inverted.

Do and don’ts while using microscope?

Don’t touch the lenses of the microscope with your fingers. Keep slides and cover slips clean. Use anything OTHER than lens paper to clean them. NEVER aim the Lumarod or microscope at the sun or look directly into the sun.

How do we use microscope to observe a specimen?

Scan the slide (right to left and top to bottom) at low power to get an overview of the specimen. Then center the part of the specimen you want to view at higher power. Rotate the nosepiece to the 10x objective for 100x magnification. Refocus and view your specimen carefully.

How does a compound microscope work for kids?

In a compound microscope a lens near the object makes a larger image (picture) of the object. This lens is called an objective lens. Another lens, known as the eyepiece, bends the light again. As a result, the eyepiece forms an even bigger image of the image made by the objective lens.

What can you do with a microscope?

A microscope is an instrument that is used to magnify small objects. Some microscopes can even be used to observe an object at the cellular level, allowing scientists to see the shape of a cell, its nucleus, mitochondria, and other organelles.

How would you describe the image produced by a microscope?

It forms an upside-down and magnified image called a real image because the light rays actually pass through the place where the image lies. The ocular lens, or eyepiece lens, acts as a magnifying glass for this real image.