My First Lab Duo-Scope Microscope. Great For Beginners And Hobbyist.

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From the multi-awarded My First Lab microscope series comes the MFL Duo-Scope, Winner of The Top Toy Award by Creative Child Magazine and Still the # 1 Best Selling Microscope; specially designed and developed to allow young scientists, ages nine and over, to examine specimens such as Blood Cells or Organ Tissue on real microscope slides, as well as view small solid objects like Plants, Coins and Insects.

Review On Value

Amazon is selling this microscope for $48.28 with free shipping for Prime Members.

Review On Quality

Children are young but certainly not oblivious to quality. Unlike other microscopes geared towards children, the Duo-Scope Microscope actually feels and functions like a real microscope. Its lightweight construction is mostly made of metal and the lenses are all glass. It features two cool battery operated LED lights – one upper and one lower – so users do not immediately roast their specimens. Users can adjust the aperture to allow varying levels of light to hit the specimen. Additionally, the real optical glass lenses easily click into place providing users with 40x, 100x, and 400x magnification. At 40x to 100x magnification, users are can see cells and organ tissue, as well as some smaller solid items.  At 100x to 400x magnification, the users can see images of blood cells, organ tissue and nerves. This microscope kit comes with a dust cover, 5 blank slides, 4 prepared slides, 1 double well slide (for liquids), plastic dropper, 2 bottles non-toxic stains, forceps, test tubs, petri dishes and user’s manual. What is not included in this kit is a carrying case, 3 AA batteries and more slides. Although, users can spend a little more money to buy more blank or prepared slides. The biggest issue is that this microscope requires some adult supervision as the slides are made of real glass. Additionally, children may need to be reminded not to pull or tilt the microscope. Overall, Amazon users give this microscope 4.4 out of 5 stars with over 1,150 reviews.

Key Specs

Product Dimensions5.1 x 6.1 x 12.2 inches
Item Weight3 pounds
Shipping Weight3.1 pounds
Domestic ShippingThis item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
International ShippingThis item is not eligible for international shipping.
Item model numberMFL-06
Manufacturer recommended age9 – 18 years
Best Sellers Rank#759 in Office Products > Office Supplies
Customer Reviews

My First Lab Duo-Scope Microscope - MFL-06













  • Adjustable Aperture
  • 2 Cool LED Lights
  • Easy Magnification
  • Glass Optical Lenses


  • Limited Blank Slides
  • Limited Prepared Slides

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