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Microscopic Discovery Kit with 5 MP Camera

Ages 11+
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The best-selling Microscope Discovery Kit just got better! In addition to a high-quality microscope and a wide array of experiments and accessories, the kit now includes a 5 MP digital camera for capturing photos and videos of a microscopic world! Read More

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Our best-selling Microscope Discovery Kit just got even better! This bundle includes our top-selling microscope, prepared slides and supplies & instructions for a wide variety of biological microscopy activities PLUS the amazing 5 MP digital camera. With the camera you'll be able to visualize, photograph and even record video of what you will observe under the microscope. The perfect addition for groups of students and families to observe simultaneously, to use as a classroom demonstration and to record the results of your microscopic examinations.

This set is an excellent biology science kit for students of all ages! Use the included compound microscope to discover how a still drop of pond water is actually teeming with microorganisms, find bacteria lurking everywhere, view professionally prepared slides, and learn to make blank slides into your own observable creations! Kids will love how this microscope kit helps them to explore the materials all around (and even inside) them!

About the Included Home LED Microscope

Our Home LED Microscope is an excellent value! This student microscope is built to HST's exacting standards & represents high-quality from top to bottom: from its eyepiece & monocular head, to its high power 40, 100 & 400x magnification settings & zoom, to its LED light, metal arm, overall glass optics & beyond! With it, you'll get the same quality and features as other fine high-school-level student microscopes, but at a very affordable price. Plus, this Home Science Tools LED Microscope comes with a lifetime warranty - because you deserve to make a purchasing decision you can trust. The sturdy, reliable mechanical construction of this kids microscope is designed to withstand the rigor of heavy classroom use and will last a lifetime; it's recommended by 100+ 5-star reviews!

Its smoothly-rotating monocular head & eyepiece make it easy to share between two or more students, & its precision fine and coarse focusing bring specimens into focus quickly and sharply. This compound microscope features long-life and variable-intensity LED lighting, which provides a bright field of view and is cool enough for use with live specimens. Use its magnification power needed to see intricate details of brine shrimp, cheek cells, or other objects placed on your prepared slides & beneath your cover slips! This kids microscope may very well be the best microscope for your curious learners.

About the Included 5 MP Digital Camera

This high-speed 5 megapixel microscope camera produces 2560 x 1920 pixel still images and video at a frame rate of up to 25 frames per second, depending on resolution and computer performance. It includes three adapters, a USB cable, calibration slide, and software CD. Use them to view, capture, edit, record, count, zoom, file, and manage still or moving microscope images and videos. It's an unbeatable tool for documenting the details you see with your microscope.

This Open-and-Go Kids Microscope Kit has: 

  • Our bestselling Home Microscope with LED illumination - an excellent adult & kids microscope
  • 5 megapixel digital camera with adapters, calibration slide and USB cable
  • Supplies to grow & study bacteria
  • 5 professionally prepared slides
  • Slidemaking materials & instructions
  • Microscopic life study guide
  • and more!

This high-quality microscope set has petri dishes, agar, protozoa mix, prepared microscope slides, plain & concave blank slides, slide coverslips, and more. Check out the 'Contents' tab for a complete list of included items!.




This kit contains:

  • Home Microscope with LED Illumination
  • 72 Plain Glass Slides
  • 12 Concave Glass Slides
  • Slide Coverslips
  • Methylene Blue Stain (for cell nuclei)
  • Eosin Y Stain (for cell cytoplasm)
  • Prepared Microscope Slides: ficus leaf, paramecium, protozoa, bacteria, and allium (onion) root mitosis
  • #11 Scalpel (for making tiny cross-sections)
  • 1 Bottle of Nutrient Agar
  • 5 Plastic Petri Dishes
  • 4 Sterile Swab Applicators
  • 2 Pipets, 1 ml
  • Latex Gloves
  • Protozoa Mix (to grow your own living culture of mixed protozoans and algae in 3 days)
  • Protist Identification Key
  • Clear Plastic Cup, 9 oz
  • 2 Sterile Lancets
  • Study Guide (with information about cells, bacteria, and other microscopic life
  • 5.0 Mexapixel Digital Microscope Camera body
  • Micrometer slide, 0.01mm (10 um)— to calibrate the measurement feature
  • Standard C-mount plus three eyepiece adapters: 23.2mm 0.45x reducing adapter for compound microscopes, 30.0mm and 30.5mm adapter for stereo microscopes
  • USB cable— to connect the camera directly to your PC (USB 2.0 port required)
  • Capture 2.0 software— image capture, video capture, in-depth image measurement, image editing and enhancement, image and file management, image sharing, and image zoom


Microscope Specs

  • Monocular 45° inclined head with 360° rotation for convenient viewing
  • 10x wide-field inclined eyepiece with large 18 mm field of view
  • 4x (0.10 NA), 10x (0.25 NA), and 40xR (0.65 NA) objectives meet DIN standards and are achromatic, parcentered, and parfocaled to prevent color distortion and keep the slide in coarse focus as you switch to higher or lower power
  • 40x objective is retractable
  • Precision fine and coarse focusing with a slip clutch to prevent damage to slides or optics
  • Durable and smooth all-metal rack-and-pinion focusing
  • 110 x 120 mm stage with spring mounted stage clips, drilled to accept an optional mechanical stage
  • NA 0.65 fixed condenser with five-hole disc diaphragm to adjust light levels for optimum resolution
  • Cool, bright, adjustable LED illumination with 60,000-hour bulb life
  • Specimen field of view is 4.5 mm at 40x
  • Rugged aluminum frame stands 15" tall
  • Includes operating manual, a dust cover, and a spare light bulb
  • A replacement LED light bulb is available
  • Also available with an integrated mechanical stage, a spiral-focusing 1.25 N.A. Abbe condenser and iris diaphragm plus 1000x magnification  

Camera Specs

  • Minimum PC computer requirements (incompatible with Chrome and Mac OS):
  • CPU Intel processor (Core 2 Duo or higher is recommended)
  • 2 GB RAM, or more
  • Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10 (32 Bit/64 Bit)
  • USB 2.0 port
  • 1/2.8" Sensor Size
  • Built-in lens provides large field-of-view
  • 2560x1920 effective pixels and still image resolution (5.0 megapixels)
  • 2.8µm x 2.8µm pixel size
  • 25 frames/second at 5 MP
  • 24-bit color
  • Automatic or manual white balance
  • Automatic or manual exposure
  • Programmable image size, brightness, gain, exposure, and color
  • Software supports both C/C++, C# and DirectShow interfaces
  • Image file formats include JPG, PNG, TIF, DICOM, and more
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