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Home Microscope

Item# MI-4100STD

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$239.95
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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.

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.

Customer Reviews

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We are fundraising to buy our third microscope. We are so impressed. Review by
As youth Director, My family ordered this microscope for The young Scholars Science Workshops. All of the Science volunteers found this microscope so easy to focus and the slides were easy to see. The students asked to see all the insects in youth slide 1 and slide 2 instead of just a few. Your staff is always patience, kind and easy to talk to. They always act as if our call was the most important one of the day. Your customer support staff is excellent. Every item arrived in great condition. We are keeping the microscopes in the original packaging as it is sturdy and easy to transport. we will always shop with you as you carry a wide selection of the items we need. your prices are reasonable and affordable. We are willing to recommend your company to everyone. We Thank You for your mailing options, clear detailed information, good prices and great customer support staff.
Great Value Review by
We love this microscope. It's a great value and does everything we need it to do for home biology experiments. I shopped around because Apologia Biology can get expensive, and this is a great quality microscope for the price. I anticipate using it for years to come with several subjects.
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This microscope was recommended to me by the STEM Teacher of the Year in my County. I am not disappointed. I am very impressed.
Great quality and a great price Review by
My order came fast, and well packed.
My boys love this microscope. They also got extra kits to make there own slides and have loved that too. It is easy to use and I am amazed at the clarity and quality for a reasonable price.
Best "toy" for a 13 year old Christmas Review by
I bought this microscope for my son who is in 7th grade and show some interest in biology.
The package arrives in perfect condition, and the microscope works wonderfully. It's easy to use, very sturdy, and my son loves it. The rotating head is definitely a plus when he wants to share what he is looking at. I highly recommend it, it's amazing what kids are interested in seeing enlarged, when they have their own microscope!

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