An inexpensive, easy-to-use pocket microscope that can be carried along anywhere! The 100X magnification provides amazing detail of insects, plants, and other objects, with zoom magnification from 60-100x. You can even see plant cells and observe the movement of large protists in pond water. This is a good alternative to buying an expensive microscope in the early grades. The removable base can hold the microscope for viewing slides, or you can look at objects like fabric, a newspaper page, salt crystals, and more. Requires two AA batteries, not included, for built-in light.