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Thames and Kosmos Biology Tk2 Scope

4.6 out of 5 stars 67 customer reviews
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  • Learn how to use the microscope and how to prepare slides
  • 2 bright LED lights, above and below
  • 40x, 100x, and 400x magnification
  • 4x, 10x, and 40x objective lenses and a 10x ocular lens, all made of optical grade glass
  • Over 20 tools and accessories
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Embark on a guided journey through the microscopic world, revealing its hidden creatures and unseen structures with the new TK2 Scope. First, learn how to use the microscope and all of its parts. Next, become familiar with your scope by examining some prepared slides. Now, you are ready to take off on a guided investigation of plant and animal specimens that you gather and prepare yourself. This kit gives you the tools, knowledge, and skills you need to view virtually any specimen you can find. The microscope is a dual light 40-, 100-, and 400-power metal and plastic microscope. The two battery-powered LED light sources allow for both the viewing of large or opaque objects lit from above and the viewing of thinly sliced or translucent specimens lit from below. It has a 10-power ocular lens; 4-, 10-, and 40-power objective lenses; and an aperture wheel. The lenses are all professional-quality optical glass. The microscope is durable and powerful, permitting years of continued observations. The full-color, 48-page manual guides you through set-up, usage, and dozens of fascinating observations of biological specimens. Ages 8 and up.

  • Learn how to use the microscope and how to prepare slides
  • 2 bright LED lights, above and below
  • 40x, 100x, and 400x magnification
  • 4x, 10x, and 40x objective lenses and a 10x ocular lens, all made of optical grade glass
  • Over 20 tools and accessories Ages 8 and up
    48-page Manual
    25 Experiments
    20+ Parts

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TK2 Scope: Microscope and Biology Kit. Embark on a guided journey through the microscopic world, revealing its hidden creatures and unseen structures with the TK2 Scope. First, learn how to use the microscope and all of its parts. Next, become familiar with your scope by examining some prepared slides. Now, you are ready to take off on a guided investigation of plant and animal specimens that you gather and prepare yourself. This kit gives you the tools, knowledge, and skills you need to virtually any specimens you can find. The microscope is a dual light 40-, 100-, and 400- power metal and plastic microscope. The two battery-powered LED light sources allow for both the viewing of large or opaque objects lit from above and the viewing of thinly sliced or translucent specimens lit from below. It has a 10-power ocular lens; 4-, 10-, and 40-power objective lenses; and an aperture wheel. The lenses are all processional-quality optical glass. The microscope is durable and powerful, permitting years of continued observations. The full-color, 48-page manual guides you through set-up, usage, and dozens of fascinating observations of biological specimens.

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Product Dimensions 16.5 x 13 x 5.1 inches
Item Weight 5 pounds
Shipping Weight 4.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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ASIN B001ALT6BM
Item model number 636815
Manufacturer recommended age 8 years and up
Batteries 3 AA batteries required.
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By Eagle Vision TOP 1000 REVIEWER on March 28, 2010
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WHAT COMES IN THE BOX

Microscope
Experiment Book
Lens Tissue
Coverslips and New Slides
Prepared slides
Tweezers
Petri Dish
Blue Dye/Red Dye
Pipet
Dissecting Needle
Scalpel (WARNING FOR PARENTS WITH YOUNG CHILDREN)

CONSTRUCTION

The microscope is made of hard plastic with a carrying handle and microscope cover. No lens cover was a small minus. The slides are secured by two clips that swivel but no staging to adjust the slide's position on the platform. Large yellow knobs are easy to adjust. There are 3 settings 4X, 10X and 40X with the 10X eyepiece. There are two light settings: above and below the slide's stage. This operates with 3 AAA batteries.

The Experiment Manual is a 49 page full color glossy paperback with various scientific articles for exploration. The reading material is appropriate for a child in Junior High or Middle School.

USE

Just switch the lamp on and adjust your focus. There are a lot of accessories that accompany this microscope. It is easy to use and the light is actually quite bright. The image quality is excellent and the knobs make any youngster a more well prepared scientist.

OVERALL

My daughter and I had a great time looking at various items from the 4 accompanying prepared slides (Paramecium, Lining of the oral mucosa, NaCl crystals, Pollen, and the various slides that we created ourselves). For a better experience, I do recommend getting more teaching slides, as well as more new slides/cover slips.

Highly recommend this item. You will pay a little more but it's worth it.
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I am a scientist. You can imagine how picky I was when looking for a good quality microscope for a child. Most of the microscopes for sale for beginners are very poor quality. This product was exactly what I was looking for. It has optical grade lenses, a light switch that can be toggled from light above or below specimen, is easy for a child to use and was at the right price. The clarity is amazing for a beginner scope. Don't hesitate - buy this! We collect specimens from the backyard, the forest, pond water etc. and have been having a great time learning.
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I had ordered a different scope a few years ago but you couldn't see a thing with it. This one actually is really good! It comes with prepared slides and you can make your own slides as well. I was impressed having experience with a "real" microscope, this is actually almost as durable and heavy. Watch out for the sharps that come with it though... I would be sure to supervise your child with it for maximal safety, fun and results!
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I was looking around for a microscope for my daughter to use for her science project which involved investigating micro-organisms collected in various water habitats. I tried three different microscopes, and this one was by far the best. The other two microscopes she tried left much to be desired, especially in regard to the quality of the microscope itself. They were truly toys compared to this microscope. I highly recommend this microscope! The illumination of slides/samples is perfect, and reminded me of the microscopes I used in biology lab in college. It's a little pricey, but it's definitely worth the expense.
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We love this scope. Got it for Christmas for our 8 and 7 year old. It is well made, durable, portable, cute but most importantly has great resolution. Our kids love that it can be used as a microscope or magnifying glass (by using the overhead light -- then you don't need to prepare slides). They are fascinated by all the detail they now see in leaves, stones, fur, pond water -- even swimming blood cells from a speck of real blood we put on a slide (their uncle bravely volunteered a specimen).
A rare present that is both "cool" and educational. Comes with a nice book and lots of accessories like lens paper, dyes, tweezers, scalpel (which I don't let the kids use by themselves) which make the kids feel like they have a real lab - which they kind of do.
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This is my first time purchasing a microscope. I would put this in a catergory between toy and student microscope, which was perfect for my situation (nine year old). The bright colors seem to make it more toy like, but the quality is top notch and viewing slides is incredible. It is well made and seems to be durable. The two different led lights are much better than the mirror illumination. Super that you can choose which one to turn on- some models I looked at did not have this feature for some reason. The book that comes with it is a little lacking (especially when you don't know exactly how the eye piece and lenses go together- which I did not...and this was after my son removed it of course) but I am really happy with this purchase. Also, you may want to purchase additional prepared slides if you are just starting out, only comes with five. Great educational 'toy' for those parents who are sick of video games and the like. We have had lots of fun already! Reccomended.
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This is a good starter microscope for my 8 yr old. It is better than a basic microscope and not too complicated to use. The slides provided enable us to analyze everything from a drop of water to a piece of grass. Also the magnification options are outstanding for a home microscope.
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