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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
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  • 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 #: 044838
    Retail: $14.96
    Rainbow Price: $4.95
  • 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 #: 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 #: 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 #: 000977
    Retail: $79.20
    Rainbow Price: $62.95

    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 #: 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 #: 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 #: 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 #: 066380
    Retail: $83.99
    Rainbow Price: $65.95

      This microscope’s sturdy design makes it perfect for beginners and younger scientists. Needing no batteries, but using more natural lightning means, it is perfect for indoor and outdoor use. The base and arm are made of cast alloy with a baked enamel finish; the 10X wide field eyepiece combines with the 4X objective for 40X magnification. Spring loaded clips hold specimens in place on the stage, with a sliding barrel focus adjustment (no knobs), an arm that tilts 45° to 90° for more comfortable viewing, and a mounted plastic prism collects light for viewing. The brighter the light, the better the view. So, if you use this microscope indoors have the room lit as bright as possible. If using outdoors, sunny days are better. The microscope comes with a dust cover and instruction sheets to get you started. Use this microscope to look at leaves, insects, grass, and anything else your little scientists would like to examine. ~ Donna

  • 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 #: 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 #: 067688
    Retail: $44.99
    Rainbow Price: $33.95

  • Item #: 027535
    ISBN: 9780516279121
    Retail: $4.95
    Rainbow Price: $2.80
  • Item #: 026640
    ISBN: 9780064441445
    Retail: $4.99
    Rainbow Price: $3.95

    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 #: 029060
    Retail: $8.95
    Rainbow Price: $6.08

    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 #: 026006
    Retail: $310.00
    Rainbow Price: $197.95