This document contains step by step instructions for how to use a compound light microscope. These instructions will work for the majority of middle and high school classroom microscopes and can be tweaked to suit your needs. The document is two pages. I printed the pages on bright colored paper, placed them back to back in a page protector (lamination would also work), and put one next to every microscope in my classroom. I am a stickler for making sure my students know how to use the compound light microscope properly. After exhausted lessons using these instructions, my students become pros at finding what their looking for under the lens. Yours will too! Happy hunting!