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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: $16.88

  • Item #: 004942
    Retail: $270.00
    Rainbow Price: $224.95

    In a side-by-side comparison with the Observer IID and the 3000FF, I thought these offered a slight advantage over the Observer, and they were pretty much on-par with the 3000FF model as well. The clarity was excellent, and the illumination was bright and easily adjustable. They were easy-to-use, and I especially loved the mechanical stage on Model AP1510WL (it took me back to the vet school histology lab there for a moment!). Features of both models AP1500 and AP1510 include:

    • - Monocular 45 inclined head
    • - 360 head rotation
    • - 10X wide field eyepiece with built-in pointer
    • - Revolving nosepiece with objectives and click stops
    • - Coaxial coarse and fine focusing with built-in slip clutch
    • - 4X, 10X, 40XR objectives, all DIN achromatic, parfocaled, parcentered, and color-coded
    • - Positive stops to prevent slide damage
    • - adjustable LED illumination
    • - Rechargable battery power and an AC charger

    Both are excellent microscopes, and of excellent quality, but we wanted to offer a more "basic" version and a fancier version to suit both needs. Model AP1500WL includes all the features found in the list, and features a stage with spring-loaded clips to hold the slide, as well as a 0.65 N.A. condenser, and a 6-hole disc diaphragm. Model AP1510WL offers more options, including a 100X, oil-immersion objective, a moveable 1.25 abbe N.A. condenser iris diaphragm, and a mechanical stage. The mechanical stage is a terrific feature that's hard to wean from once you've tried it; it allows the user to move the slide using two knobs, one that moves the slide's horizontal position, and another that adjusts its vertical position on the stage. No more fingerprinted slides or "oops, where did it go?", just because you moved the slide by hand in the wrong direction, or with more force than you intended. Both models include a dust cover, a charger and basic instructions. Model AP1510WL also includes immersion oil and a blue disc filter. We think you'll be very happy with either of these excellent student microscopes. Both of the microscopes below now feature LED illumination, which replaced the 20W tungsten bulb models we had previously. We do offer replacement bulbs for the older models and the LED models if needed. - 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 #: 010034
    Retail: $220.00
    Rainbow Price: $155.95
  • Item #: 010035
    Retail: $338.00
    Rainbow Price: $237.95
  • Item #: 044840
    Retail: $240.00
    Rainbow Price: $169.95
  • Item #: 044839
    Retail: $354.00
    Rainbow Price: $249.95
  • Item #: 044838
    Retail: $14.52
    Rainbow Price: $4.95
  • Item #: 036371
    Retail: $17.72
    Rainbow Price: $7.95
  • Item #: 032787
    Retail: $0.00
    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: $1.15
  • Item #: 036445
    Retail: $1.30
    Rainbow Price: $1.25
  • Item #: 046461
    Retail: $4.25
    Rainbow Price: $1.25

    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 #: 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 #: 066497
    Retail: $34.99
    Rainbow Price: $34.75
  • Item #: 000977
    Retail: $75.60
    Rainbow Price: $59.95

    Finally, an affordable binocular, stereo microscope for the younger crowd. The “World of Wonder” Scope has real glass optics, interchangeable eyepieces (10X and 25X), total magnification of 20X and 50X, and top and bottom LED illumination. The scope is battery operated (2AA batteries, not included), measures 10 ¼” height, and portable enough to carry wherever you want to explore. The binocular eyepieces allow young scientists to keep both eyes open, which makes for easier and  more comfortable focus and viewing. Top and bottom illumination allow you to view prepared slides and even solid objects. Two prepared slides (with five specimens) and an experiment guide are also included. This is a good beginner scope with a lot of options!

  • 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 #: 026029
    Retail: $125.00
    Rainbow Price: $84.95
  • Item #: 026404
    Retail: $21.99
    Rainbow Price: $13.73
    Designed with little ones in mind, this microscope magnifies items of curiosity up to 8x.
  • Item #: 000546
    ISBN: 9780794515249
    Retail: $8.99
    Rainbow Price: $8.09

    So, I'm a little slow off the block. But when I see a book referenced and recommended over and over as a priceless resource, I finally get the hint! This is one such item. It's a practical introduction to the microscope - parts, care, and use. It also contains projects and activities to help get you acquainted with its features and functions. Now, all you need is the microscope...

  • Item #: 037031
    ISBN: 9781402743290
    Retail: $9.95
    Rainbow Price: $7.75

    This is one of the best and most complete microscope books I've ever seen. It is 143 pages of helpful information for any student who is just beginning to work with microscopes. The recommendation by the author is that students read the opening chapters of this book to be able to name the parts of a microscope, focusing, and sample preparation. Chapter one gives the safety guidelines for working with microscopes and the equipment list needed for doing the activities in this book. Chapter two explains light sources, lenses, identifying your microscope, parts of a microscope, and trouble shooting. Chapter three tells about the different types of slides and how to prepare them – wet mounts, smear slide, well slide, squash slides, staining a specimen, acetate peel, and permanent mounts. These are the chapters which lay the foundation for the rest of the book.

    Chapters 4-10 offer experiments to practice the skills taught in the first 3 chapters. Students can make their own microtome (instrument used to make thin samples for slides), view finger prints, fibers, crystals, sweat, hair, bug parts, pond water, food, and plant specimens which they will mount themselves. The book includes photomicrographs, pictures through a microscope, so students can compare their slides. Many of the things used in these experiments are from your own home, but additional equipment needed includes: microscope, blank slides, cover slips, tweezers, eye dropper, lens paper, clear plastic ruler, razor knife, nail polish, and scissors. This book would make a very good one semester course for an introduction to microscopes, or you can add it to your curriculum. Either way, microscopes are expensive pieces of equipment and students need to know how to use them correctly. The guidance and information you need are in this book. - Donna

  • Item #: 006643
    ISBN: 9780794515584
    Retail: $14.99
    Rainbow Price: $13.49

    My eight-year-old's first reaction to this book was an emphatic "Cool!" Brilliant color pictures and graphics welcome you to the world of the microscopic. What would a DNA strand look like if magnified 7 million times? How about greatly magnified parts of plants, insects, and the human body? Find out here. Each section shows amazing color pictures of dramatically magnified objects and organisms. For example, the Plant and Fungi chapter shows a greatly enlarged picture of water plants called desmids and diatoms. Instructions are given for collecting pond or lake water so that you can view the microscopic life in a drop of water. Although much of the book depicts and describes the microscopic world, the latter part of the book is devoted to how microscopes work, from a standard lens microscope to the electron- scanning microscope. Pointers are given for buying a microscope and using advanced techniques for preparing various types of slides and mounts. A wonderful resource for any student interested in the "hidden" world around us. - Jerry

  • Item #: 026640
    ISBN: 9780064441445
    Retail: $3.99
    Rainbow Price: $3.45

    When Greg's friend gets a microscope, Greg decides he wants one too. When he gets his wish, he looks at everything underneath it, and draws in his class and family too!

  • Item #: 019392
    Retail: $79.00
    Rainbow Price: $49.95

    One of the best things I get to do around here, is play with all of the microscopes and science gadgets that come in. The eFlex LED Lighted Digital microscope is no exception, and is the quality I would expect from Carson Optical.

    This easy-to-use digital microscope hooks right up to the USB port (2.0 or 3.0) on your computer; and works with Windows XP SP2+, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10 and Mac OS X 10.4.9 – 10.11. However, this product will not work with tablets of any kind. The user guide isn't included in the kit, but an included instruction sheet explains access to the user guide on Carson Optical's website or you may have it sent to you.

    The 3 ½" long microscope can be held in your hand for viewing, or pop it into the holder that is mounted at the end of a flexible neck. A heavy duty suction cup with a clip to ensure stability allows you to attach the flexible neck and scope to the mat or to any smooth surface. I was pleasantly surprised at how firm the suction holds. The magnification can be adjusted from 75X to 300X. With the scope mounted, I could simply adjust the focus with just one hand – so easy to do. You can also adjust the brightness (lighting) on the scope. You can click photos with just a touch on the top of the scope and capture videos of live specimens. The view is clear and crisp enough to reveal a microscopic world. A 5 ½ x 8 ¼ inch mat is included, which has centimeters marked down one edge, inches on the other edge and a grid in the viewing area. This feature allows you to have a record of specimen size when photographing.

    If you're looking for a quality starter scope, this scope is great! You can use it with the whole family or with a group, since you can see the picture on the computer screen – so no squinting through the eyehole for a better view. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 066380
    Retail: $83.95
    Rainbow Price: $66.50

  • Item #: 067688
    Retail: $44.99
    Rainbow Price: $33.25

  • Item #: 067034
    Retail: $9.99
    Rainbow Price: $7.95

     This handy little microscope can go anywhere! It has a built-in clip to hook on your backpack or belt loop, focus knob, 40X magnification, LED light, and collection vial that fits neatly into the back of the microscope. View bugs, leaves, plants and more! Uses 2 AAA batteries—not included. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 029060
    Retail: $8.95
    Rainbow Price: $6.75

    Just right for little hands, just a closer look at the world around, "Just Look" at this 10X microscope made just for curious little ones. Slightly larger than 1 ½ x 2 ½ inches and only about ½ inch thick, this microscope can go anywhere with you. The LED light is bright enough to illuminate anything you want to see, and the viewing area (about ½ inch square) is large enough to get a closer look at bugs, leaves, grass, paper, carpet, your counter surface, and the list goes on and on. The handy orange cord allows the child to hang the microscope around the wrist, there is no focusing, and the easy-to-push button works well for little fingers. The microscope uses LR44 button-style batteries which are included. Just turn it on and start seeing the world around you a little bit bigger. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 027535
    ISBN: 9780516279121
    Retail: $4.95
    Rainbow Price: $3.45