My First Lab Duo-Scope
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.
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!
- 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!
- 5 blank slides
- 1 concavity (well) slide
- 4 prepared slides
- 2 bottles of stain
- Plastic test tube
- Plastic Petri dish
- And more!
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