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3.1: Learning Objectives

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    After this lab you should be able to:

    1. Prepare wet mounts and hanging drop slide of live specimens for observation.
    2. Identify parts of the microscope and define their functions.
    3. Correctly focus samples for observation
    4. Demonstrate correct use, care, cleaning, and storage of the microscopes.

    Animate Life: Seeing the Invisible

    Van Leeuwenhoek's first glimpses of the microbial world

    “Most of life is invisible”

    Imagine being the first person to see microscopic life.

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