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National Geographic Dual Microscope Science Lab – Over 50 Accessories!
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- THE ULTIMATE DUAL MICROSCOPE! – This high-quality stereo microscope does the job of two instruments, allowing you to view both slides and 3D objects - like the geode included
- OPTICAL GLASS & TWO LIGHTS! – 20X and 50X magnification and ultra-bright lights illuminate your object from above or below so you’ll see everything in incredible detail
- TONS OF EXTRAS – Includes 10 prepared slides, 10 blank slides, 23-slide storage container, tweezers, eye dropper, learning guide, dust cover, mini geode, and instructions
- BRINE SHRIMP EXPERIMENT – Watch them hatch, molt, and grow! Includes brine shrimp eggs, hatchery station, petri dish, and experiments
- 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE – Backed by our 100% guarantee and National Geographic Toy’s 2-year manufacturer warranty
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Perfect for slides or 3D objects
Now you can explore specimens prepared in slides or interesting specimens found in your own backyard! This stereoscope will provide an in-depth view of bugs, leaves, moss, sea monkeys and more. This versatile microscope is guaranteed to be a favorite for every young scientist!
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Teach your child about the history of microscopes, proper slide preparation, cell types, biology, and more!
Enjoy the thrill of discovery with National Geographic’s Dual Microscope Science Lab. This STEM kit includes over 50 accessories and is the perfect introduction to microscopes. The high-quality scope features upgraded glass optics and high powered lights - illuminating slides from below or 3D objects from above. This 2-in-1 microscope does it all, serving the same functions as 2 traditional microscopes.
This Kit Includes: Optical glass lenses in metal housing providing 20x and 50x magnification, 10 prepared slides and a mini geode for examination, slide storage box, 10 blank slides, 10 slide covers, 10 slide labels, brine shrimp eggs, brine shrimp hatchery station, tweezers and eye dropper for slide prep, petri dish for plant labs, instructions, and learning guide written by teachers.
Using this microscope, kids can dive into the world of brine shrimp and watch them as they grow! With this kit, your child will learn how to conduct experiments, distinguish a variety cell types, and so much more! Compare the prepared slides to the slides you prepare using samples collected at home. Inspire a love of science in your child. Providing endless hours of fun, this kit is a perfect gift for children of all ages.
National Geographic Toys’ 100% satisfaction guarantee, allows you to purchase with confidence, and this product is backed by a 2-year manufacturer’s warranty. So join the millions of parents who have chosen National Geographic for award winning educational gifts.
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The condenser lens comes out easily, so make sure to be careful when unboxing. Depending on what you are viewing the light source from below may still be too bright to see details. We found that if you take a small piece of wax paper and place under the glass piece it diffuses the light more and makes the specimen easier to see. There are many slides that come in a plastic case and most are already setup for viewing. (Examples: onion skin, fungi, earthworm cross section, etc.) The earthworm slide is one I would recommend diffusing more with the wax paper to see the individual layers of intestine and epidermis.
This set also comes with a vile of Brine Shrimp eggs and a hatchery. The instructions to hatch the eggs are in the instruction manual. It's quite simple to make the saltwater using bottled water and salt without iodine. The eggs are supposed to hatch 24-48hrs later, but we were unable to see any hatch after waiting four full days. After research, there are many factors that could cause the eggs to not hatch, such as water was too cold, too many eggs, etc. You are instructed to place the hatchery in a window sill and it has been cold outside. With the shallow water for the eggs I fear the water may have gotten too cold. I will start the hatching process over very soon.
The microscope is battery-operated and requires 2 AA batteries that are not included. Otherwise, this is a near complete starter kit for a teenager who is interested in science. I have a 7 and 6 yr old that enjoy looking through the microscope with our help. They love to find things when outside and bring in to get a closer look! Thanks for watching!
I was a little worried that I couldn’t see too well with my eyeglasses, but I can see the subjects just fine through my glasses or without even. Picking it up for the first time, I was expecting it to be heavier, seems to do a good job all the same. I'm looking forward to observing the lifecycle of the brine shrimp project, but I haven't gotten to it yet. I really like how far the scope goes up so that it can focus on larger objects like rocks or fingerprints.
The one suggestion I would make is to have the eyepieces lock into the scope. If someone picks this up to carry it from the back, the eye pieces can fall out easily.
The included slides are a great entry into the world of the small, and the ability to throw a rock, or a leaf, or any other object under the scope to zoom in is great for kids without having to prep a slide. The brine shrimp are a wonderful way to get kids into thinking about looking at small things in greater detail, and the clear box allows them to throw insects into the box and look at them in detail.
Overall, I would definitely buy this again.