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Here is a compilation of beginner microscope kits; the best finds for the best value by MicroscopeMaster.
Beginner Microscope Kit
The Amscope microscope is a low-cost, entry level type of
microscope recommended for students between the ages of 5 and 12. It is a 51
piece, all in one beginner's microscope that comes with a number of tools and
samples alongside the microscope (LED lit).
For this particular set, all the
tools, including the carrying case are plastic, which helps prevent potential injury
among young users. Although the eyepiece cannot be removed, it comes with 300x,
600x, and 1200x allowing for some flexibility.
Although it has a few limitations such as the inability to
move the stage or change the eyepiece, it is the perfect kit for young
students. Some of the tools included in the kit include;
The Amscope PS25 microscope slide set is a kit that comes with 25
prepared slides of a number of specimens of both plant and animal tissue. To
preserve the specimen and prevent any form of contamination, the samples are
well preserved in cedar wood oil and properly sealed with a microscope cover
All the slides (composing of optical glass) are also carefully labeled,
which allows for easy referencing. With a rare mix of specimens, the slides are
excellent for learning for all levels of students including high school level.
While using gloves during observation would be recommended to ensure they are
handled with care and last longer, the sides are safe and there is no risk of
contamination from previous use.
My first lab duo-scope microscope has been described as two
microscopes in one. As such, it can function both as a compound microscope (to
view microscope slides) and as a dissecting stereo microscope (to observe solid
This capability is made possible by the 'dual cool LED illumination',
which allows light to either shine up from underneath or down from above. It is
also cordless (AA battery powered), which means that it is portable for field
study so it can be carried anywhere. The fact that this unit uses optical glass
lenses also allow for more clarity with 40x, 100x, and 400x magnification.
the only con is that it comes without a carrying case, which is not a huge
disadvantage because you can get creative yourself and use a wooden box or waterproof protective bag for example.
Some of the features of the microscope include;
Dual focusing glass
Optical glass lenses
Two LED lights with six-hole disc diaphragms
10x eyepiece, 4x, 10x and 40x objectives; and 40x, 100x and 400x magnification
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