Recommended for ages 8 to 14 years
PLEASE NOTE: Microscope requires 2 AA batteries, not included.
Discover the science of living things with this complete introductory microscope kit. The beautifully illustrated experiment manual guides you through observations of many living specimens found in and around your home: onion cells, pond water, chloroplasts, plant stem cross sections, microorganisms, mouth cells, meat cells, different types of hair and fur, dust mites, bugs, pollen in honey and much more.
See how an onion cell shrivels and how an paramecium wiggles. Analyze the differences between the hair on your head and the sheep’s hair in your wool sweater. The kit includes slides, cover slips and many helpful tools. Learn how to use these tools to prepare slides and how to use the microscope to examine them.
Investigate how the lenses in a microscope bend light to magnify images. When the ocular lens, or eyepiece lens, works together with the three objective lenses, the result is a total magnification power of 60x, 150x or 600x. The microscope has a battery-powered light to light up the specimens. The full-color, 32-page manual covers microscope setup, usage and many fascinating observations of biological specimens.
- Learn how to use a microscope! Discover the science of living things with this complete introductory microscope kit.
- Includes microscope, slides and specimen preparation tools.
- 32-page, full-color manual features 11 experiments.
- 13-piece kit includes: Microscope, tweezers, dissecting needle, pipette, 2 sample containers, 4 slides, box of cover slips, permanent prepared slide of onion skin and Petri dish with lid. Additional common household supplies are required to complete experiments.
- Microscope features:
- Durable plastic body with precision mechanics
- Long-lasting, battery-powered LED illumination
- 15X ocular lens
- 4X, 10X and 40X objective lenses
- Requires 2 AA batteries – available separately.
- Supports STEM exploration.
- Builds skills in science experimentation, observation and exploration; following directions; and critical thinking.