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Home Microscope

Item# MI-4100STD

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$239.95
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For a limited time, get a FREE Microscopic Life Kit ($52.95 value) when you order this great microscope!

This affordable, high school quality microscope has fluorescent lighting and 400x magnification, making it ideal for student lab work!

Ages 8+

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Home Microscope

Item# MI-4100STD

The Home Microscope is an excellent value! With it, you'll get the same quality and features as other fine high-school-level microscopes, but at a very affordable price. It has the magnification levels needed to see intricate cell details and the optical quality to see them very clearly, giving your students the most benefit from their microscope labs and independent discovery. The Home Microscope is also easy to use so students of all ages can enjoy it. The sturdy, reliable mechanical construction of this microscope is designed to withstand the rigor of heavy classroom use and will last a lifetime.


Now for a limited time: Get a FREE Microscopic Life Kit ($52 value) when you order this great microscope! You'll get everything you need to start exploring right away—5 professionally prepared slides to view immediately, an illustrated study guide, plus materials, instructions,and tools to make your own slides, and more! Just add this microscope and the Microscopic Life Kit to your cart, then use code LIFEKT15 at checkout.

The Home Microscope has magnification levels of 40, 100, and 400x, which are standard on the best-quality high school microscopes. Its smoothly-rotating head makes it easy to share one microscope between two or more students. The precision fine and coarse focusing brings specimens into focus quickly and sharply. This scope features fluorescent lighting, which provides a bright field of view and is cool enough for use with live specimens.

When you comparison shop for a microscope, the specifications are usually very similar. What the specifications can't tell you is the overall quality and reliability of the microscope. There are plenty of poorly manufactured low-cost microscopes on the market that look like a bargain-until you start using it.

The Home Microscope is different. First, it is built to our unique, high quality standards. Then our experienced quality control specialists inspect and adjust every Home Microscope in our facility here to ensure it is perfect before we ship it to you. Finally, we back up our top quality commitment with a lifetime warranty on this Home Science Tools microscope. These extra steps do add some extra cost but are well worth it as they ensure you get an enjoyable-to-use, trouble-free microscope that will last a lifetime. Don't just take our word for it—read the product reviews and see what our customers have to say about the Home Microscope. 

About the Home Microscope

Quality. The quality of the Home Microscope is exceptional. These microscopes are built to our own unique specifications for safety, mechanical reliability, optical quality, and overall usability. Then each microscope is inspected and tuned by our experienced microscope technician at our US facility before the microscope is shipped to you. This process ensures you'll receive a high-quality, reliable instrument that is working perfectly.

Lighting. The Home Microscope has fluorescent lighting, which is a cooler, brighter illumination than the standard tungsten that most scopes at similar prices have. With fluorescent illumination you'll have more flexibility for viewing greater specimen variety.

Lifetime Warranty. Unlike some of the other educational microscopes you might see online, Home Science Tools guarantees that your Home Microscope will be free from defects in material and workmanship under normal use for the life of the instrument – so if you have any problems, we are happy to repair or replace your microscope immediately.

Value. The Home Microscope was developed with students and homeschool families in mind. You get an easy and enjoyable to use, trouble-free microscope that will last a lifetime. It is possible to find cheaper microscopes, but we are confident that you won't find better value for your money.

Detailed Specifications
  • Monocular 45° inclined head with 360° rotation for convenient viewing
  • 10x wide-field inclined eyepiece with large 18mm 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
  • Separate fine and coarse focusing with a slip clutch to prevent damage to slides or optics
  • Durable and smooth all-metal rack-and-pinion focusing
  • Large 110 x 120mm stage with clips and stage stop; pre-drilled for a mechanical stage to make viewing easier
  • NA 0.65 condenser with five-hole disc diaphragm to adjust light levels for optimum resolution
  • 5-watt cool, bright fluorescent illumination
  • Specimen field of view is 4.5mm at 40x
  • Rugged aluminum frame, stands 15" tall
  • Includes operating manual, a dust cover, and a spare light bulb
  • A replacement light bulb is available
  • Also available with an iris diaphragm and 1000x magnification or as a 1.3 megapixel digital camera microscope

Compare features of the scopes in the Home microscope series with this comparison chart.

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Great microscope at great price! Review by
I was pleasently surprised when this microscope arrived. I had not planned on getting it originally, but took a chance. It is a fantastic piece of equipment! Pretty much ready to go out of the box and is very sturdy. Will my son need a more advanced microscope in a few years? Probably. But the look on his face the first time he put in a slide and adjusted the focusing knob was worth every penny!
Excellent product at a great price! Review by
We are so glad we purchased this microscope thru Home Science Tools! They are a pleasure to do business with, and this micropscope is well built!! We purchased it for next year, however, we have already started playing around with it and love it!! Can't wait for science next year!
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Ordering was fast & easy. Product arrived promptly. This microscope is a solid, good piece of equipment to have in my homeschool setting. The kids love being able to make their own slides and looking at various pieces of plants, bugs, etc. under the microscope. They spent the whole Saturday afternoon using the microscope. A valuable learning tool for the home.
Excellent choice! Review by
This microscope is perfect for our homeschooling family!! Both of my children are now excited about Science!! It is easy to use and seems to be well built! My son can't get enough of it- which is great! We Highly recommend it!!
Just Right for Us Review by
This microscope is perfect for our homeschool family. I am not super-science oriented, but it's very easy for me to use and look at slides with my 7 year old daughter. We recently looked at home-grown protists; what an awesome experience. This is the perfect microscope for a beginner who wants something well made, reliable and easy to use.

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