Reach And Teach Says:
We're picky. There were a lot of "first" microscopes available from different vendors on the market but they all fell short of our expectations. Derrick (our chief scientist) got a microscope when he was a kid and very quickly lost interest in it. The optics just weren't very good. He remembered that experience as he chose a microscope for our shop and made sure that the very first time a child looked into the eyepiece when he demonstrated it that the kid would say "WOW!" That's why we chose this microscope from C&A Scientitic. This is NOT a toy, but it is also easy enough to use to allow younger children to feel confident in their ability to look at the tiniest things in the world and start learning.
About the Product:
Duo-Scope (Model MFL-06) is the most popular in the My First Lab series from professional lab technology manufacturer C&A Scientific! Two light sources allow this microscope to magnify both slides and solid objects! View slides, coins, plants, stamps, insects, jewelry and more!
You would need two instruments to view what this one does — a basic biological scope 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 at lower power (light shines down onto the specimen to be observed). This new Duo Scope with dual lighting allows for both types of applications! Cordless battery power makes it possible for field study. Priced to fit any budget with the same fine quality as our other scopes.