Thames and Kosmos Biology Tk2 Scope
Embark on a guided journey through the microscopic world, revealing its hidden creatures and unseen structures with the new TK2 Scope. First, learn how to use the microscope and all of its parts. Next, become familiar with your scope by examining some prepared slides. Now, you are ready to take off on a guided investigation of plant and animal specimens that you gather and prepare yourself. This kit gives you the tools, knowledge, and skills you need to view virtually any specimen you can find.
The microscope is a dual light 40-, 100-, and 400-power metal and plastic microscope. The two battery-powered LED light sources allow for both the viewing of large or opaque objects lit from above and the viewing of thinly sliced or translucent specimens lit from below. It has a 10-power ocular lens; 4-, 10-, and 40-power objective lenses; and an aperture wheel. The lenses are all professional-quality optical glass. The microscope is durable and powerful, permitting years of continued observations.
- Learn how to use the microscope and how to prepare slides
- 2 bright LED lights, above and below
- 40x, 100x, and 400x magnification
- 4x, 10x, and 40x objective lenses and a 10x ocular lens, all made of optical grade glass
- Over 20 tools and accessories
2 thoughts on “Thames and Kosmos Biology Tk2 Scope”
Actually a really good microscope! I had ordered a different scope a few years ago but you couldn’t see a thing with it. This one actually is really good! It comes with prepared slides and you can make your own slides as well. I was impressed having experience with a “real” microscope, this is actually almost as durable and heavy. Watch out for the sharps that come with it though… I would be sure to supervise your child with it for maximal safety, fun and results!
Teaching Microscope for your Little Scientist (minus the scalpel) WHAT COMES IN THE BOXMicroscopeExperiment BookLens TissueCoverslips and New SlidesPrepared slidesTweezersPetri DishBlue Dye/Red DyePipetDissecting NeedleScalpel (WARNING FOR PARENTS WITH YOUNG CHILDREN)CONSTRUCTIONThe microscope is made of hard plastic with a carrying handle and microscope cover. No lens cover was a small minus. The slides are secured by two clips that swivel but no staging to adjust the slide’s position on the platform. Large yellow knobs are easy to adjust. There are 3 settings 4X, 10X and 40X with the 10X eyepiece. There are two light settings: above and below the slide’s stage. This operates with 3 AAA batteries.The Experiment Manual is a 49 page full color glossy paperback with various scientific articles for exploration. The reading material is appropriate for a child in Junior High or Middle School.USEJust switch the lamp on and adjust your focus. There are a lot of accessories that accompany this microscope. It is easy to use and the light is actually quite bright. The image quality is excellent and the knobs make any youngster a more well prepared scientist.OVERALLMy daughter and I had a great time looking at various items from the 4 accompanying prepared slides (Paramecium, Lining of the oral mucosa, NaCl crystals, Pollen, and the various slides that we created ourselves). For a better experience, I do recommend getting more teaching slides, as well as more new slides/cover slips.Highly recommend this item. You will pay a little more but it’s worth it.