A small, portable microscope that is ideal for young children, adolescents and adults to investigate a multitude of items including clothing fibres, plants, insects or any other scientific specimen. The microscopes are small (14cm x 4.5cm), light (80grams) and easy to grip, manoeuvre and adjust. The light source is strong. These small but powerful instruments are ideal for in the classroom, outside in the school yard, or for taking on excursions and fieldwork. They are fully portable and no bench or table is necessary for resting on.


  • Zoom switch – adjusts magnification power (60x – 80x – 100x)
  • Direct light source to specimen
  • Removable slide tray
  • Focus wheel.

The light operates from two AA batteries (not included).

$20 (incl. GST) STAV members/institutional subscribers
$25 (incl. GST) Non-members
10% Discount for bulk purchases (more than 5 items).
Postage and handling: Additional

Support Activities – Microscopes

Some student activities are available to support the use of the portable microscopes.

Primary and secondary activities – ideas for using your pocket microscope.

Primary activity –‘Take a closer look at your fabrics’.