NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Dual LED Student Microscope – 50+ pc Science Kit Includes Set of 10 Prepared Biological & 10 Blank Slides, Lab Shrimp Experiment, 10x-25x Optical Glass Lenses and More! (Silver)

Teach your child about the history of microscopes, proper slide preparation, biology and more!
Enjoy the thrill of discovery with National Geographic’s Dual Microscope Science Kit. More than a toy, this is a fascinating STEM learning activity that includes over 50 accessories and is the perfect introduction to microscopes. Featuring high-quality glass optics and powerful LED lights that illuminate slides from below and 3D objects from above, this microscope is the perfect tool for your budding scientist.

Kit includes:two sets of optical glass lenses providing 20x and 50x magnification, 10 prepared slides with a range of biological specimens, a slide storage box, 10 blank slides, 10 slide covers, 10 slide labels, brine shrimp eggs, brine shrimp hatchery station, tweezers and an eye dropper for slide prep, a Petri dish for plant labs, a mini geode, operating instructions and a fascinating Microscopes Learning Guide.

In the Brine Shrimp Experiment, students observe the life cycle of tiny ocean creatures. Detailed instructions lead the way as your child gains valuable hands-on experience in the scientific method, visual analysis, note-taking, scientific procedure and more. They could even share their results at the school science fair!

Examine the 10 professionally prepared slides that include specimens ranging from earthworms to muscle tissue to fungi and lichen. Compare the prepared slides to the slides you prepare using samples collected at home. Encourage your child to explore the world around them and take a closer look at everyday objects like leaves, potato chips, rocks and fingernails. Providing endless hours of fun, this kit is the perfect gift for boys and girls of all ages.

National Geographic supports this product with a 100% satisfaction guarantee and 2-year manufacturer’s warranty. Join the millions of parents who have chosen National Geographic for award-winning educational gifts.

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Product Features

  • TWO MICROSCOPES IN ONE! Use the lower LED lights to view biological specimens on slides or switch over to the upper lights to examine 3D objects in intricate detail
  • INCLUDES OVER 50 ACCESSORIES! Explore our curated set of prepared slides using the detailed Learning Guide then create your own with reusable blank slides and covers, tweezers, eye dropper, Petri dish and more
  • SIMPLE YET POWERFUL learning tool that’s easy to operate, solidly constructed and comes with two sets of high-quality optical glass eyepieces for 20x and 50x magnification
  • COMPLETE BRINE SHRIMP EXPERIMENT including hatchery station, shrimp eggs, Petri dish and Lab Manual. Track the life cycle of brine shrimp!
  • 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEED – For 129 years, National Geographic has been committed to providing fun and fascinating educational opportunities for children and stands behind this microscope with a two-year warranty.

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AmScope PS25 Prepared Microscope Slide Set for Basic Biological Science Education, 25 Slides, Includes Fitted Wooden Case

The AmScope PS25 microscope slide set includes 25 prepared slides of a variety of specimens including plants, insects, and animal tissues used in basic biology education. The samples are preserved in cedar wood oil and sealed with a coverslip to preserve specimens and prevent contamination. Labeling on each slide identifies specimens. Slides are composed of optical glass for clear viewing and are 3 x 1 x 0.4 inches/75 x 25 x 1mm (H x W x D, where H is height, the vertical distance from the lowest to highest point; W is width, the horizontal distance from left to right; D is depth, the horizontal distance from front to back.) The set comes in a fitted wooden case to prevent breakage and ease handling.

Slide specimens include coprimus mushroom (cross section), dense connective tissue (section), dog cardiac muscle (longitudinal section), dog esophagus (cross section), dog skeletal muscle (longitudinal section and cross section), dog stomach (section), honeybee worker leg-composite (whole mount), house bee mouth parts (whole mount), human blood (smear), hydra (longitudinal section), Hydrilla verticillata leaf (whole mount), Lilium anther (cross section), Lilium ovary (cross section), nymphaea of apustio stem (cross section), onion epidermis (whole mount), pig motor nerve (section mount), pine leaf (cross section), pine stem (cross section), pumpkin stem (cross section), rabbit spinal cord (cross section), rabbit testis (section), sunflower stem (cross section), Tilia stem (cross section), young root of broad bean (cross section), Zea stem (cross section).

Microscopes are instruments used to enhance the resolution of an object or image. Types include compound, stereo, or digital. Compound microscopes use a compound optical system with an objective lens and an eyepiece. Stereo microscopes show object depth in a three-dimensional image. Digital microscopes are used to display an image on a monitor, rather than looking through a lens. Microscopes can have monocular (one), binocular (two), or trinocular (three) eyepieces, with varying magnification abilities. Magnification ability refers to the size of an image. Resolution, also known as resolvant power, refers to the clarity of the image. The interaction between field of view (FOV), numerical aperture (NA), and working distance (WD) determines resolution. Microscopes can control magnification through a fixed focus, or through a range of adjustments. They can also utilize LED, fluorescent, and mirror light sources to help control viewing capabilities. Microscopes are widely used in education, lab research, biology, metallurgy, engineering, chemistry, manufacturing, and in the medical, forensic science, and veterinary industries.

United Scope manufactures microscopy equipment and accessories under the brand name AmScope. The company, founded in 1996, is headquartered in Irvine, CA.

What’s in the Box?

  • (25) Prepared slides
  • Fitted wooden case

Product Features

  • Set of 25 prepared slides, including plants, insects, and animal tissues, for use in biological education
  • Samples preserved in cedar wood oil and sealed with a coverslip to preserve specimens and prevent contamination
  • Labeling provides specimen identification
  • Slides are composed of optical glass for clear viewing
  • Set comes in fitted wooden storage box to prevent breakage and ease handling

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Biological Relatives: IVF, Stem Cells, and the Future of Kinship (Experimental Futures)

Thirty-five years after its initial success as a form of technologically assisted human reproduction, and five million miracle babies later, in vitro fertilization (IVF) has become a routine procedure worldwide. In Biological Relatives, Sarah Franklin explores how the normalization of IVF has changed how both technology and biology are understood. Drawing on anthropology, feminist theory, and science studies, Franklin charts the evolution of IVF from an experimental research technique into a global technological platform used for a wide variety of applications, including genetic diagnosis, livestock breeding, cloning, and stem cell research. She contends that despite its ubiquity, IVF remains a highly paradoxical technology that confirms the relative and contingent nature of biology while creating new biological relatives. Using IVF as a lens, Franklin presents a bold and lucid thesis linking technologies of gender and sex to reproductive biomedicine, contemporary bioinnovation, and the future of kinship.

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