Friday, November 13, 2009

Nature at 10x and 30x Magnification

Stereo or dissecting microscopes allow you to view nature up close and in detail. Even a simple 20x kids microscope can reveal the stigma of a flower or plant. When viewing items found in nature, a microscope with 10x - 40x magnification is generally best.

This leaf image was captured at 10x magnification,

The same leaf, at 30x magnification.

If you are looking for a good children's microscope that connects to the computer so you can capture and save your nature images, Microscope World recommends the DS2 digital student microscope.