My First Lab Duo-Scope

My First Lab Duo-Scope

# 042050

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Item #: 042050
Grades: 3-AD

Product Description:

What a great starter scope! Many of the features you'll find on a more expensive scope are now available for the young scientist. This battery operated (3 AA batteries are not included) microscope has:

  • rotatable nosepiece with 4X, 10X, and 40X objectives
  • 10X widefield eyepiece on an inclined head
  • 6 hole disc diaphragm
  • real optical glass lenses
  • 3 " x 3 " stage with spring mounted stage clips
  • coarse focus knob
  • dual LED lights
  • powder-coated metal construction with sturdy plastic base

View slides using the light below and solid objects with the upper light. You won't find this feature on any of our other microscopes. See slides up to a 400X magnification and solid objects up to 100X magnification. Look closely and you'll be able to see Abraham Lincoln sitting in his memorial on the back of the penny!

This microscope comes with a nice accessory set which includes: 5 blank slides, 4 prepared slides, 1 concave slide, cover glass, pipette, forceps, lens paper, small plastic test tube, small plastic Petri dish, and red and blue dye. A 10-page users manual explains how to prepare slides, operate the microscope, and offers suggestions for observation.

The LED lights burn longer and cooler than incandescent lighting, so no chance of little fingers getting hot. An automatic stage stop is helpful in keeping the objectives from touching the slides; however, it doesn't work well with the 40X objective. This objective is longer and the stage doesn't stop soon enough before putting pressure on the slide. You'll also notice that there is no 'fine focus' knob. I thought that would be a problem getting things in focus, but really had very little difficulty. I looked at several slides and objects on all of the settings of this microscope. I'm really impressed with the features offered for such a low price. ~ Donna


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.

Publisher Description:

The Duo Scope is our most popular microscope in the My First Lab series! Designed with two light sources, this microscope can magnify both slides and solid objects. View slides, coins, plants, stamps, insects, jewelry, and more!

No longer do you need one basic biological microscope to look at specimens on a slide (light shines up from under the slide and through the tissue) and a traditional stereo or dissecting microscope to view solid objects (light shines down onto the specimen to be observed). Instead, equipped with dual lighting, the Duo Scope allows for both applications!

Microscope Features:

  • Supports STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) learning and fun!
  • 40x, 100x and 400x
  • Laboratory-grade glass lenses
  • 2 LED lights, above and below the stage
  • Uses 3 AA batteries (not included)

Cordless battery power makes it possible for kids to take this microscope into the field. Portability, combined with durability, makes for a perfect option for explorers! This microscope is an affordable, high-quality option for your STEM-focused child!

Accessory Kit:

  • 5 blank slides
  • 1 concavity (well) slide
  • 4 prepared slides
  • 2 bottles of stain
  • Forceps
  • Plastic test tube
  • Plastic Petri dish
  • And more!

Category Description for BIOLOGY:

Homeschool Biology, Microscopes, Games, Slides, and Activities




Primary Subject
Science
Grade Start
3
Grade End
AD
EAN
760190001064
Format
Science Equipment / Supplies
Brand Name
C & A Scientific
Weight
2.75 (lbs.)
Dimensions
13.0" x 8.25" x 5.5"
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I looked at a lot of other microscopes and this one had a good rating on several websites
Kay C on Nov 26, 2018
It was highly recommended on several sites, so I think this microscope is the best choice for my 10 yr old daughter.
Della J. on Nov 1, 2017
I looked at a lot of other microscopes and this one had a good rating on several websites
Kay C on Nov 26, 2018
Birthday present for my 9 year old daughter. We used this at a friends house and the clarity was amazing!
User on May 21, 2018
It was highly recommended on several sites, so I think this microscope is the best choice for my 10 yr old daughter.
Della J. on Nov 1, 2017
I was looking for a microscope for my 2nd grader, and I saw good reviews on this item.
Lisa M on Aug 21, 2017
Birthday present for my 9 year old daughter. We used this at a friends house and the clarity was amazing!
User on May 21, 2018
I was looking for a microscope for my 2nd grader, and I saw good reviews on this item.
Lisa M on Aug 21, 2017
Is product good for a 6 year old?
A shopper on Nov 24, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I think it is a good quality microscope especially for beginners. I feel like adult supervision is needed though as my daughter who was 8 at the time we got ours was learning how to use and focus it, and while doing so ran the stage to high and cracked the glass slide cover between it and lens. Otherwise it is great with amazing premade slides, extra supplies, and cleaning/care equipment. It's easy to use and does a great job. I believe it has the better than a first microscope. It's more heavy duty. I totally recommend.
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Playing with my Microscope.
Love the microscope it was a gift for my grandson, we both enjoy it. Would definitely buy again.
July 14, 2018
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1 year ago
My son received this microscope 2 years ago when he turned 8 We love it It has held up well in our rough-and-tumble household I allow everyone to use it even the 3-year-old! My 3 children have examined coins and bills bugs and spiders dog hairs you name it Only recently has my son used the included slides and other advanced accessories The battery has only been changed 1 time in 2 years despite constant use Unless a child is doing some seriously advanced biology I don't see why a more expensive microscope would be needed even for high school If ours finally bites the dust being dragged all over the house by my eager young scientists I will buy another one in a heartbeat Highly recommended!
January 6, 2014

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