Founded by a teacher in 1998, Microscope.com celebrated its 15th anniversary in 2013. The company was incorporated in 2002 and is now one of the largest internet retailers of microscopes in the world, providing microscopes to a wide range of customers from NASA to nursery schools. Their website also contains a microscope education center.
Microscopes 101 – Learn about the rich history of microscopes that dates back to ancient China, or improve your knowledge of microscopy and imaging terms.
Microscope Articles – Here you will find both educational and entertaining articles on microscopy. Check out the History of Asbestos Microscopy, read an opinion on whether to buy a compound or stereo for that first microscope, or simply enjoy the experience of one proud father.
Microscope Experiments – Slide preparation and viewing provides a wonderful opportunity for cross-generational bonding. Moreover, slide preparation is engaging without being overly taxing – a good combination for younger children. For high school students and hobbyists, these basic processes can be applied to any number of different experiments – limited only by your imagination!