Being that I work in a laboratory, and I am used to the high resolution, high-tech microscopes, I personally did not have any use for this beginner microscope, so I only gave it 4 stars--but my teen sister absolutely loved it. It offers an amazing picture when done near a well-sunlit window (it is capable of operating with or without use of the battery), and we were able to observe vinegar eels with very nice detail. It comes with some prepared slides, but the fun comes from making your own. Best present you can get for a child or a teen if you want them to love science.
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