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  • Item #: 004941
    Retail: $124.00
    Rainbow Price: $107.95

    This model is good-quality and offers just about everything a "real" high-school quality microscope does. Model includes the features below:

    • - 10X wide field eyepiece with pointer, mounted at a 45 angle
    • - 360 rotatable head
    • - Revolving nosepiece with click stops
    • - 4X, 10X, and 40X(R) objectives, all 45mm, achromatic, parfocaled and parcentered
    • - Coaxial coarse and fine focus knobs
    • - 90mm x 90mm stage with spring-mounted stage clips
    • - Adjustable LED illumination
    • - Adjustable slide stop to prevent slide damage
    • - Fixed condenser and 6-hole rotating disc diaphragm
    • - Durable metal body

    This very durable, high-quality but economical microscope will certainly do the job if you are not planning on tackling high school science at home, or you would prefer to not invest several hundred dollars in a better-quality scope. Although LED bulbs lasts far longer than tungsten bulbs, we do have replacements should you need them.



    If you're not sure which microscope best fits your needs, check out our Microscope Comparison Sheet for a side-by-side comparison of all microscope models we offer.

  • Item #: 007536
    Retail: $9.99
    Rainbow Price: $5.27
  • Item #: 004940
    ISBN: 9781600921599
    Retail: $24.99
    Rainbow Price: $13.67

  • Item #: 022842
    Retail: $27.95
    Rainbow Price: $25.25

    The 24-Hour Watch includes a second set of face numbers in red that are larger than the minute increments but smaller than the 1-12 face numbers. These numbers teach military or 24-hour time, going from 13 to 00-24.

  • Item #: 010034
    Retail: $226.60
    Rainbow Price: $179.00
  • Item #: 010035
    Retail: $348.14
    Rainbow Price: $257.95
  • Item #: 044840
    Retail: $247.20
    Rainbow Price: $185.00
  • Item #: 044839
    Retail: $364.62
    Rainbow Price: $275.00
  • Item #: 036371
    Retail: $18.25
    Rainbow Price: $7.95
  • Item #: 032787
    Retail: $3.61
    Rainbow Price: $3.50

    Set of 72 clear glass slides. Slides measure 1" x 3". No cover slips included.

  • Item #: 036444
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $1.25
  • Item #: 036445
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $1.30
  • Item #: 046461
    Retail: $4.25
    Rainbow Price: $2.65

    Need to cover those specimens to keep them safe before you look at them through a microscope? This is a set of 100 very thin, clear glass squares that are perfect for such an undertaking. The squares measure 22mm x 22mm. They are made out of glass that is so thin, it's almost flexible. Stored in a durable plastic case. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 066497
    Retail: $34.99
    Rainbow Price: $34.75

     

      This is a good starter scope for your younger learners. Use it as a microscope or with your smart phone for greater magnification and easier viewing. This plastic scope is equipped with a zoom eyepiece, focus knob, stage with metal stage clips, 3 objectives (4X, 10X, 40X), LED illumination, and on/off switch. Also included in this set is the microscope, smart phone adaptor, 1 plastic prepared slide and 2 blank plastic slides and covers, 3 specimen vials, plastic graduated cylinder, pipette, tweezers, plastic magnifying glass, round tissue cutter, hatchery for brine shrimp eggs, yeast, brine shrimp eggs, and 2 AA batteries. The instruction booklet lists the parts of the microscope and how to use it and instructions for 6 experiments. You can view slides through the comfortable eyepiece or switch to the smart phone adaptor pad. This oval pad is covered with suction cups to hold your smart phone firmly in place over the eyepiece to view objects on your smart phone screen. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 024133
    Retail: $24.99
    Rainbow Price: $24.75
  • Item #: 066495
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $199.99

     

    Microscopes reveal a whole world of science not seen by the naked eye. The National Geographic LCD Microscope offers easier viewing with a 2 ¼”x 2 7/8” screen rather than an eyepiece – better for group viewing, younger children, and those with vision problems. Included with the microscope is a dust cover, 5 prepared slides and 10 blank slides (glass) with covers, Mikrotom tissue chopper, USB cable, power supply plug, scissors, pipette, tweezers, teasing needles, shrimp breeding container, sea salt, brine shrimp eggs, yeast, and gum media. All of this comes neatly organized in a nylon carrying case with handle and shoulder strap. The included instruction manual explains every part of the microscope and how to use it, along with instructions for 3 activities – including growing brine shrimp. The mechanical stage allows for easy focusing and the specimens can be viewed from 40X to 1600X with clarity. SD card required for photos, but not included.

      When my daughter was in 4th grade, we bought her a Tasco Big Screen Microscope. She used that microscope for her first science fair and raised brine shrimp – this product brought back memories, but with big improvements. The instruction guide lists all parts of the microscope and items included in a numbered diagram and list – be sure to read through this to get familiar with the terms. Numbered steps with explanations help you get started and include number references for the diagram. This microscope has three light (LED) settings: bottom lighting to view slides and other transparent objects, top lighting to view opaque or solid objects that only works with the 4X objective, and top and bottom lighting at the same time for semi-transparent objects. Set-up is easy. Magnification is greater and clearer. There are 3 objectives (4X, 10X, 40X) and the LCD magnification factor is 12.5X. In combination, you will get magnifications of 40X, 125X, and 500X. A 6-position color filter disc rotates below the stage that can be used to help control the bright light to clarify the image and the up and down buttons below the screen can adjust the brightness of the image. An additional light collector lens is included that allows even more light for viewing, and a dimmer switch also lets you control the brightness. Increase the magnification even more by using the right and left controls below the screen, allowing you to increase the magnification up to 2000X!!   

      You can snap photos or record videos of your images and save them on an SD card (not included). Switch from the view of your live image to those saved on your SD card by using the ‘escape’ button. Attach the USB cable to transfer the data to your computer for editing and printing.

      Overall, I had a lot of fun playing with this microscope. I am totally amazed at the quality of the view and the ease of operation. The key is to read (completely) the user/instruction guide without skipping things. I read through several times before I realized all the capabilities of this scope. The National Geographic LCD Microscope could be used at the elementary level and up through high school. The magnification and clarity are the quality you would need for high school labs. My how technology has improved! ~ Donna         

  • Item #: 029587
    Retail: $39.99
    Rainbow Price: $32.50

    Travel with Ms. Frizzle and her class through the land of microscopy with this lab kit. This kit includes the things that young researchers need to explore the world of tiny things – microscope, blank slides, cover slips, tweezers, collecting vial, 20 colorful experiment and instruction cards, prepared slides of fungi and algae, and a data notebook for recording your own scientific observations all packaged in a cool Magic School Bus-shaped box. The microscope operates on 2 AA batteries (not included) and is made of plastic with 100, 300 and 600x magnification. Although that sounds powerful, this is still a toy and doesn't give the quality and clarity of higher priced microscopes. I spent some time looking at the prepared slides and had some difficulty with the viewing on 600x but got a pretty good view with the 100 and 300x settings. Overall this is a good starter set for beginning to explore with Ms. Frizzle. - Donna

  • Item #: 043174
    Retail: $134.95
    Rainbow Price: $121.40

    Microscope activity books are great if you already have everything you need to start making your own slides, but what if you don't? That's why I like this kit. The experiment manual is solid enough to stand on its own - a rarity in most science kits today - and the kit includes everything you need to begin using the microscope, exploring prepared slides, and preparing and making your own slides. The full-color 48-page manual begins by explaining microscope use and care, as well as how to safely make thin slices from specimens using a scalpel or razor blade. Then young scientists are ready to start observing! The following sections focus on viewing cells of different types, including cheek cells, onion skin, onion cells affected by salt, egeria/elodea, various fruits and vegetables, starch from foodstuffs, hydra, pollen grains, salt and sugar crystals, insect wings, insect specimens, mushrooms, root hairs, watermelon water ducts, blades of grass, leaves, hair, nettle hairs, and feathers. Each section provides informational text about the subject viewed, detailed instructions on how to make and mount the specimen, tips on specimen-making techniques, and photos of photographed specimens under the microscope. Since the student will probably not be very proficient at preparing their own slides, several prepared slides are included as examples, and the more difficult-to-make specimens are saved for later in the book. The photos of example specimens are also helpful for beginners. Unlike many microscope kits, this one actually has a fairly decent microscope. It is constructed of metal and plastic microscope and has pretty good focusing ability. Features include: a monocular 10X eyepiece, 4X, 10X and 40X glass objective lenses (for 40X, 100X and 400X total magnification). The microscope includes two bright LED lights, one above and one below the stage. This kit would be a great choice for a microscope study, along with a science curriculum, or just for the interested student, especially if you are not planning on investing in a good-quality microscope in the future. Kit includes the experiment manual, microscope, blank slides, prepared slides, coverslips, tweezers, a dissection needle, a scalpel, a pipette, Petri dish with lid, stain, lens paper, blank labels for slides, and a dust cover for the microscope. Microscope requires 3 AA batteries (not included). - Jess



    If you're not sure which microscope best fits your needs, check out our Microscope Comparison Sheet for a side-by-side comparison of all microscope models we offer.

  • Item #: 043262
    ISBN: 9781424303106
    Retail: $69.95
    Rainbow Price: $48.95

    Students watch as the instructor, Wes Olson, explains the definition of life and takes you through the days of Creation and the specimens created on those days. In order, you will learn about plants, water animals, flying creatures, land animals, and mankind, and wrap it all up with lessons about genetics. There are 4 DVDs for a total running time of 4 ½ hours. The author describes this course as a “super-condensed, fun-filled, fascinating overview of the world of biology.” If you grasp the basics taught in this program, you’ll have a solid understanding of biology. The 4th disc contains the PDF files. High school credits are based on hours spent on a course of study, and 120-180 hours constitutes one credit. This course totals 135 hours if you follow the accreditation schedule. You could add dissection labs or microscope labs for more content. Note that the activities in this course are simple labs like identifying plants and animals or watching a fish, so if you live in a state which requires lab sciences for high school credit you will need to make some additions.

  • Item #: 013833
    Retail: $14.99
    Rainbow Price: $11.75

    Children are never too young for nature studies or simply just checking things out in a way that only kids can. Whether watching the birds of the air or a radical game of good guys and bad guys, sturdy binoculars are a must-have. Designed for a perfect fit, they offer enlarged eyepieces (no eyestrain!), focus free binoculars, 2x magnification, rubberized edges, and an easy-carry breakaway strap. While the magnification is slightly less than our other child-friendly option #005397, these are a bit heavier duty for preschoolers, provide soft, rubber cushioning around the eyes to allow for longer and more comfortable viewing and "easy grip" sides. Multi-colored. ~Deanne

  • Item #: 041186
    Retail: $31.27
    Rainbow Price: $25.75

    Includes 16 prepared slides for Biology:

    1. Amoeba Proteus
    2. Diatoms
    3. Euglena
    4. Ascarismitosis
    5. Grantia spicules
    6. Hydra budding
    7. Leaf with veins (c.s.)
    8. Onion root tip
    9. Paramecium
    10. Planarian
    11. Ranunculus root
    12. Ranunculus stem
    13. Spirogyra with conjugation
    14. Volvox
    15. Zea Mays root
    16. Zea Mays stem

    Slides come in a plastic container. Instructions to clean, store and handle the slides included.

  • Item #: 044921
    Retail: $18.00
    Rainbow Price: $11.95

    If you crossed a common, ordinary pocket microscope with a Swiss Army knife, you just might end up with the X-Scope. Truly the "Cadillac" of magnification tools, this handy little pocket-size 30x microscope also includes an 8x pull-out telescope, a 9x magnifying hand lens, a clock, a whistle, a compass and a flashlight! Ok, if you aren't bedazzled with all those extra features, you will definitely be impressed with the quality of magnification and the bright, sharp viewing provided by the LED bulb. Just flip the light switch, place the object you want to observe underneath, and look through the lens on the top. Compared to other pocket microscopes in our office, this one allowed us to see all those Asian beetles in our office in much more detail! Jess

  • Item #: 036785
    Retail: $13.00
    Rainbow Price: $8.95

  • Item #: 000178
    ISBN: 9781932012910
    Retail: $19.00
    Rainbow Price: $15.50

    Includes microscopic videos of cellular reproduction, bacteria, and other single-cell organisms, and an underwater video. Some of the figures from the course are animated so students get a better understanding of the topics. Technical words are pronounced. System requirements: Windows 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7 and 8 (not supported for Mac operating systems).

  • Item #: 067083
    ISBN: 9781465414571
    Retail: $24.99
    Rainbow Price: $17.50

     Beginning with microscopic life, this beautifully photographed encyclopedia invites children to a world teeming with diversity and color. Children will learn fascinating details. Did you know that even though all spiders make silk only some species catch prey in their webs? Did you know the polar bear is the largest land-based meat eater? This enthralling resource offers more than 1500 photographs!

      Information is presented according to how the animals relate to one another. The first section microscopic life covers bacteria, single-celled life, zooplankton and seaweeds. Next are short chapters on fungi and plants as the foundation of the tree of life. Subsequent chapters are dedicated to invertebrates, insects, fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. The photography is up close and personal; children will be able to see the intricate details and vibrant colors of each animal represented. An excellent resource for your home or class library. 302 pgs, hc. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 049587
    ISBN: 9781893103597
    Retail: $18.95
    Rainbow Price: $15.95

    In this read-aloud approach to science, middle-grade students will discover basic biology, chemistry and physics concepts in an interactive and exciting way as they learn about the lives of famous scientists throughout history. Students will read biographies of famous scientists including Archimedes, Leonardo da Vinci, Galileo, Isaac Newton, Ben Franklin, Louis Pasteur, Thomas Edison, Marie Curie, Einstein (and more). They will also perform experiments, build a science portfolio, complete mapping exercises and learn new science vocabulary. The combination of biographical information and scientific discovery will really bring scientific concepts to life! Each lesson in the guide is in outline format, with specific reading assignments; a supply list for hands-on activities; recommended websites and more. Recently updated and now in full-color, this Beautiful Feet guide still utilizes many of the excellent resource books from the previous edition, with some new additions. Experiments are now taken from DK's Way Science Works, and supplies needed are listed in the lesson outline. Most supplies are household items, although a few specific items are required (suggested sources are provided in the front of the guide). A microscope is not required for the course, but there are microscope activities to complete if you do have access to one. This literature-based study will take one year to complete at a pacing of three lessons per week. Resource books and several of the suggested specialty supplies are listed below. Great for tactile learners and literature lovers.

  • Item #: 010712
    ISBN: 9781932012637
    Retail: $19.00
    Rainbow Price: $15.50

    Features several short videos of live microscopic organisms, cellular processes, and many amazing animals. Many of the more difficult concepts are explained using animated figures and narrated by Dr. Wile. Technical words are pronounced. System requirements: Windows 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7 and 8 (not supported for Mac operating systems).

  • Item #: 008776
    Retail: $85.00
    Rainbow Price: $83.95

    Includes prepared slides used in the course, blank slide plates and cover slips, 4 dropper pipettes, methylene blue, iodine, Micro-Art drawing paper, and lens paper. Please note that the Chick Embryo Microslide is no longer included. This is your best bet if you already have a good microscope - if not, see #008777.

  • Item #: 005378
    Retail: $6.99
    Rainbow Price: $5.95

    The Microslide Viewer is an alternative to a microscope. It looks a lot like a microscope, but instead of viewing your own slides or prepared slides, it uses low-power magnification to allow you to view Microslides. A Microslide consists of eight 35mm images photographed from a microscope. Because they are actual photographs, they are much clearer than a normal slide's image. The microslides are stored in clear plastic holders for protection, and arrows call attention to the important features of the image. The strip fits right in the viewer so that you can pull it through to view all eight pictures. As you can see from the list below, plenty of Microslides are available. You can use it inside or outside, as it doesn't require batteries or electricity. Normal classroom light reflects off the white reflector to enable you to see the images clearly. This is a much cheaper alternative to a microscope and slides, without sacrificing image quality. Microslides come in a folder-like card which features information about each slide and includes a holder for the slide itself. A helpful amount of information is normally included for each slide image, including the name of the image, the magnification of the image, background information and points of interest. It's especially helpful when points of interest are labeled with letters, which are repeated on the slide, to make it easy to locate them. It's like getting a guided tour!  Although designed for the Microslide viewer, these slides can also be viewed on a standard microscope, with some adjustment. ~ Stephanie

  • Item #: 073964
    Retail: $34.95
    Rainbow Price: $31.40

    Start ‘em young looking at the wonders of the biological world through this 8X microscope. This unit has a couple of advantages over the typical 5X ‘scope for young children. Besides the greater magnification, the slides are arranged with 3 images per slide that are related. First is an image recognizable to the naked eye, followed by two magnified images of parts of the same item. The Experiment Manual provides all the info you would expect in a user manual, but also includes a 16-page story that incorporates the use of the slides. This helps the child see the images in context. Correct placement of the slide into the slide holder is assured by notches on the slides and a directional arrowhead, with geared movement of the slide under the microscope. Light under the image is powered by 2 AAA batteries (not included). One of the lenses can easily be removed to act as a 2X magnifying glass. What’s not to like?