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Q:  What microscope should I buy?

A:  It depends on a few things, including your budget and intended uses.  Contact us and we'll be glad to help you.

Q:  Does a "cheap" microscope mean I can't see the "good stuff"?

A:  If by "cheap" you mean "inexpensive", then not necessarily.  Our microscopes have good enough optics that even the "economy" ones can reveal cell features such as nuclei.
If you need to view objects at 1000x, however, you'll need something that takes an oil immersion lens.

CR Scientific
 MOBI Junior - beginner microscope
The MOBI Junior was designed for beginner level through middle-school.  Even though it doesn't cost any more than some of the plastic toy microscopes on the market, the MOBI Jr. has heavy cast-alloy body and all-glass, achromatic optics.

UPDATE:  The MOBI Jr. has been discontinued.  Please see the Student Advanced line of microscopes.


• 4x, 10x, and 40x objectives (for 40x, 100x, and 400x total magnification)
• Built-in white LED lighting - 10,000 hour bulb life
• Powered by rechargeable batteries - 40+ hours on a single charge!
• Battery life of up to 500 charge cycles
• No cord!
• Rotating Nosepiece
• Rotating Head
• Disk Diaphragm (5-position) & single-lens condenser

• Weight:  3.4 lbs

MOBI Jr. Microscope............Discontinued

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Unbreakable plastic slides and coverslips for junior microscopists:

Plastic Slides, Blank
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Plastic Coverslips,
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We also have a selection of Glass Slides
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