Discover the science of living things with this complete introductory microscope kit. See how an onion cell shrivels and how an earthworm wiggles. Analyze the differences between the hair on your head and the sheep’s hair in your wool sweater.
The kit includes three prepared specimens on a slide, four blank slides, cover slips, tweezers, needle, section slicing tool, and vial. Learn how to use these tools to prepare slides and how to use the microscope to examine them.
Investigate how the lenses in a microscope bend light to magnify images. When the ocular lens, or eyepiece lens, works together with the three objective lenses, the result is a total magnification power of 144x, 450x, or 750x. The microscope has a battery-powered light and a mirror to light up the specimens. The full-color, 32-page manual covers microscope setup, usage, and many fascinating observations of biological specimens.
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Thames & Kosmos was founded in 2001 by a science museum director and her son, who saw the great need and demand for better science education materials — resources for parents and their children that are more engaging, more effective, more relevant, and more fun. Thames and Kosmos makes great kits and the manuals are so full of great science information. They are truly a step above other science kits!