The Smithsonian 150x, 450x and 900x Microscope kit offers excellent performance at a low price. It is perfect for budding scientists. View microscopic specimens at up to 900x actual size. Includes prepared and blank slides and laboratory accessories. Built in light for direct illumination. Reflecting mirror for natural illumination!
For ages 8 and up.
CAUTION: This toy contains functional sharp edge on scalpel and spatula. Do not touch blades.
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I purchased this to give to my son for Christmas. I figured with the Smithsonian name, I was buying a quality product, but I was wrong. Very, very poor quality. My only hope now is that I can get my money back, as I shopped early for Christmas.
The problem with this is a design flaw..there is no switch to turn the light on you have to hold 2 metal prongs down to connect the power...an adult couldnt do that from behind the microscope and look at a sample no way a 9 yr old could. Shame, I expected much more from the Smithsonian brand.
Smithsonian should be ashamed to have its name on this junk, and B&N should be ashamed to have it in their store. It is useless. It won't focus on anything except the scratches on the lens elements with the out-of-focus object in the background. The minimum star rating is 1-star, but this is a zero.
worst thing ever, got it and was super excited to use it, when i turned it on it did not work at all, i cried a lot i was so disappointed, NEVER BUY IT