This simulation allows students to learn in the same way they do on a real microscope and improve their actual lab experience. They will be able to see the outside of the microscope to examine the controls, and can also look through the microscope at a specimen. These views can be switched at any time, but a student will not see a specimen unless the proper steps are followed. Students view images of actual specimens and can adjust all microscope controls including the light switch, rheostat, magnification, stage position, oculars, coarse and fine focus, and iris diaphragm. The simulation is accompanied by a tutorial and an instructional video.


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