All Microscopes are Discounted.
Special Discounts for Cases.
- What you'll be able to see through a student microscope depends on the magnification the microscope permits. Compound microscopes are commonly used in science labs and can often magnify objects more than 1000 times! This will allow you to see cells and small microscopic organisms - amoebae, dinoflagellates, plankton, and many others. Studying the behaviors of any one of these organisms can be a fascinating science project.
- Another important aspect of student microscopes is their lighting. Some student lab microscopes use tungsten lighting - but a lot of more recent ones have begun to use LED lighting instead. Which kind of lighting provides better opportunities for observation? Exploring this question can lead to a fruitful science fair project. You can get one of each kind of microscope - or you can examine multiple microscopes of each kind at your local public school - and examine the same slides under them. Which kind of microscope enables you to observe more details? What are the strenghts and weaknesses of each kind?
- Since a microscope is one of the most vital student instruments in a lab setting, it is important to figure out what factors determine microscope quality. The best student microscope is the kind that can focus quickly and accurately on the object you are observing. Fine and coarse focus settings are both crucial, as is an adequate degree of lighting. The more magnification your microscope can perform, the darker the object being observed will appear. So a powerful light source is essential - especially for high-magnification microscopes. A great science project can focus on the relationship between microscope magnification and the level of light that is cast on the object.