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Student Microscope and 24 Slide Package

Price: $247.00

Student Microscope with 24 Prepared Slides

The Richter Optica MDS1 is a middle school student microscope with both coarse and fine focusing. This microscope has student-proofed features such as a retractable 40x objective lens and carrying handle. The microscope package includes a 24-pack of prepared slides that are ready to view. This is the perfect gift for curious kids.


  • Prepared Slides: The included prepared slide kit includes six slides, each with 4 samples that cover the following categories: root & stem, leaf & epidermis, pollen & starch, wing & leg, tiny creatures, and hair & fiber. Each slide is made of glass with thick tape around all edges to ensure they are  safe for even smaller children since there are no sharp edges. Images of the prepared slides in the kit can be viewed here.
  • Objective Lenses: Achromatic, color-coded 4x, 10x, and 40x (retractable) objectives mounted on precision revolving objective turret. 45° inclined head for ease of viewing when seated. Head rotates 360°.
  • Eyepiece: Widefield 10x eyepiece, FN 16mm with pointer.
  • Total Magnification: 40x, 100x, 400x.
  • Specimen Stage: Circular 89mm (3.5") diameter stage includes locked-on, spring-activated stage clips. Stage slides forward, backward and left to right.
  • Frame: Rugged all metal frame with enamel coating for protection. Built-in carrying handle.
  • Focusing: Coaxial coarse and fine focusing knobs. Rack stop protects objectives and specimen slides.
  • Light Focusing: 5-Hole disc diaphragm for focusing light.
  • Illumination: Use microscope corded or cordless. LED illumination, includes rechargeable batteries and auto-cutoff recharger. On/off switch on back of microscope and rheostat control for LED light. Power 100~240V, CE certified power cord. Bulb 1W LED, Fuse 0.5A.
  • Size & Weight: 13" high, 5.5" wide, 7.25" deep, 3.8 lbs.
  • Includes: Dust Cover.
  • Warranty: 5-year limited warranty, excluding bulb.
  • View MDS1 Instruction Manual

If you have questions about what children's microscope gift would be best for different ages, give Microscope World a call at 800-942-0528. We have a variety of microscopes for students as well as kids microscope packages that are made for specific ages.


Richter Optica MDS1 Middle School Microscope Features Video

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