Dissecting Microscopes

Written by Patricia Skinner
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Dissecting microscopes are also called lab microscopes. They are a wonderful teaching aid, but in any case fall under the category of educational microscopes. A dissecting microscope is the type of microscope your child will encounter most likely towards the end of their school career, after they have mastered the elementary microscope and the junior school microscope.

Dissecting microscopes may be a child's first introduction to the world of serious science. Although they can be expensive, you can still buy a reasonably priced yet practical model for your child to use at home. Be sure that you teach them how to take care of it, particularly how to put it away correctly when not in use, to avoid damage to this precious tool.

A Wonderful Gift!

Dissecting microscopes will also be needed by the medical student, or the student of veterinary science. What a wonderful gift for someone you know who is just starting out on their medical or veterinary career! Any reputable supplier will be able to advise you on the right model for the student you have in mind.

Dissecting microscopes commonly have fold-out platforms on which to rest the arms for steady work. There is also a sizable platform on which to place the specimen. Dissecting microscopes are used for observation, close inspection, and dissection of specimens. They don't always have their own light supply, so the lenses are arranged for maximum use of natural and artificial light.

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