Beginner Microscope Kits

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For the beginner microscopy enthusiast buying a kit with all of the essentials is great value and makes for a great gift too.

Amscope Kids Beginner Compound Microscope Kit

With this microscope set, students will be able to observe a wide range of specimens ranging from cells to crystals. With eyepiece and power settings of 120X, 240X, 300X, 480X, 600X and 1200X, students will be able to observe their specimen with higher precision and clarity as compared to a number of other microscopes available.

This microscope comes with a built-in natural light source through a mirror as well as LED illumination for direct control of light that is powered by AA batteries. The durable metal arm ensures that it can be safely moved and transported while the single coaxial coarse focusing allows students to gain better clarity.

Some of the other accessories that come with the kit include:

  • A scalpel
  • Tweezers
  • Adjustable lenses
  • Cover slips
  • Sample slides
AMSCOPE-KIDS M30-ABS-KT51/M30-ABS-KT2 52-pcs 120x-1200x 6-Powers Metal Frame Kids Student Beginner Compound Microscope Kit

Educational Insights EI5301 Micropro Microscope Set

With a glass eyepiece and power setting from 50x to 600x, this microscope allows the student higher precision viewing as compared to other microscopes out there. To achieve clear images, the set has an built-in light as well as rack and pinion focusing in place. 2AA batteries (they are not included) will be required for light.

The kit also includes:

  • An 18 page instruction and activity guide
  • 3 prepared slides
  • 8 blank slides
  • A dropper
  • Scalpel
  • Tweezers
Educational Insights EI5301 Micropro Microscope Set, 48 Piece

AmScope M158C-E Compound Monocular Microscope

The AmScope M158C-E Compound Monocular Microscope has indeed proved itself to be one of the leading quality microscope in the market. Through this microscope, students have the opportunity to enlarge extremely small objects and thus have a better view of observation on a large scale.

The AmScope M158C-E is a single eyed microscope that uses numerous selectable objective lenses with varying magnification magnitudes for observation purposes. In addition, the microscope has in place a nose piece that holds three DIN achromatic objective lenses together ( 4x, 10x, and 40x) providing colour correction of the image under observation. With regards to the digital features, the microscope has an integrated 0.3MP camera as well as USB 2.0 output that allows captures and displays images.

This also allows the microscope to give a magnified, digitalized 3D image, which can be transmitted to the monitor for better viewing. The microscope is cordless, and therefore uses rechargeable AA batteries.

Some of the other accessories that come with the kit include:


  • (2) Stage clips
  • Software CD, Windows-compatible
  • Dust cover
  • Instructions
AmScope M158C-E Compound Monocular Microscope, WF10x and WF25x Eyepieces, 40x-1000x Magnification, Brightfield, LED Illumination, Plain Stage, 110V, Includes 0.3MP Camera and Software

Online Help

How Does a Microscope Work? 

Parts of a Compound Microscope - you should probably understand that the compound microscope is more complicated than just a microscope with more than one lens. Check out its parts and functions. 

How to use and adjust a compound light microscope - click here for the easy steps you can follow to get started in using your microscope.

Cleaning your Microscope - Discussing Best Practices 

Preparing Microscope Slides 

How to sketch a microscope slide - sketching microscope slides is not obsolete. Let us help you add those dynamic elements from the outlines to inner shapes.

Beginner Microscope Experiments

Check out our Microscope Quiz to test your knowledge!

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