With precision mechanics, quality optics, and bright LED lighting, this microscope is designed specifically for students. The base is made of sturdy, dense plastic and the adjustment mechanisms provide reliable and exact positioning and focusing. Peer through the microscope lens and dive into an amazing new world. Fascinating structures, bizarre patterns, and unexpected details are suddenly visible. Examine the countless living creatures in a single drop of pond water or the honeycomb-like arrangement of cells in an onion skin. Your microscopic investigations can begin immediately with the three permanent slide preparations included. Reveal their secrets using the microscope?s transmitted light view. To continue your explorations, the instruction manual shows you exactly how to make your own slide preparations. Also use the special magnifier function of the microscope: Look at larger objects like an insect wing, a coin, or a rock using the microscope?s reflected light mode. You will be amazed! Read the full-color, 48-page microscopy book for dozens of additional ideas for natural specimens to find, prepare, and observe with your microscope.