Levenhuk 3S NG Microscope
Monocular. Magnification: 200x. Illumination: mirror. Also included: Levenhuk K50 Experiment Kit
With the Levenhuk 3S NG you can begin your adventures in the world of science right after you take the microscope out of the box, with the included Experiment Kit. This model allows for bright field observations of transparent specimens. This microscope with its 200x magnification is a fantastic doorway into the marvels and mysteries of the microco... more
With the Levenhuk 3S NG you can begin your adventures in the world of science right after you take the microscope out of the box, with the included Experiment Kit. This model allows for bright field observations of transparent specimens. This microscope with its 200x magnification is a fantastic doorway into the marvels and mysteries of the microcosm for children, students, and amateurs alike.
The 40-mm (1.6-in) plano-concave mirror in the Levenhuk 3S NG models provides enough light for your observations, which means you can use this microscope without having to plug it in to a power source. This is the easiest and safest illumination method, which means that children can safely use this microscope. The diaphragm disk allows you to control the amount of light required for observations of the specimen.
This monocular microscope has a single 16x achromatic objective lens, which provides a clear view without any chromatic or spherical aberrations. In this model the head is located directly above the stage, but for comfortable observations you can incline both the head and the stage to the desired angle by the arm of the microscope.
The 100x90-mm (3.9x3.5-in) stage is perfect for observations of one or two specimens. To prepare the specimen, first place a sample on the blank slide, then slowly drop a cover slip over the sample. The resulting slide is then placed on the stage and secured in place with stage clips. Use the coarse focusing knob to focus your view by moving the body tube of the microscope up and down (at 20-mm (0.8-in) intervals).
The metal construction makes this microscope both sturdy and stable.
"Attractive Microscope. Scrutinizing the Microcosm" User Guide included in the kit will lead you through a number of biological experiments that you can perform at home. For this, you will use the specimens that are already supplied with the Levenhuk 3S NG Microscope; and in just a few minutes you will be looking into the unknown. You will learn how to prepare the samples, conduct experiments, analyze the results, and, of course, you will learn a lot about the world around you along the way.
The kit includes:
- Microscope with monocular head
- 16x achromatic objective lens
- H12.5x eyepiece
- Stage with the stage clips
- Plano-concave mirror for illumination
- Levenhuk K50 Experiment Kit
- User manual and lifetime warranty
Levenhuk K50 Experiment Kit includes:
- "Attractive Microscope. Scrutinizing the Microcosm" User Guide
- Hatchery for Artemia (brine shrimp, or sea-monkeys)
- Flask with brine shrimp
- Microtome—a tool that allows you to make very thin (fraction of a millimeter) slices of samples, which is necessary for studying samples under a microscope
- Flask with yeast
- Flask with sea salt
- Flask with pitch
- Blank glass slides (5 pieces)
- 5 samples: fly's limb, onion, cotton stem, slice of a tree trunk, pine
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Looking for something to start your observations with? Check Paramecium caudatum
Some things you can see under a microscope:
You can find these and many more interesting microscope slides to observe in the Levenhuk Prepared Slides Sets.
Levenhuk 3S NG Microscope is compatible with Levenhuk C NG digital cameras (purchased separately). Levenhuk C NG cameras are installed in the eyepiece tube instead of an eyepiece.
|100x90, with stage clips|
|coarse, 20 mm|
General use product.
May be used by kids
over 3 years old.
|Kid’s Education, Hobby, School Research|
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Can I observe opaque objects with this model? Or it requires both lower and upper illumination? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Levenhuk 3S NG Microscope is equipped with lower illumination - therefore it is only suitable for viewing transparent samples. To observe opaque objects you'll need a microscope with upper lighting, for example Levenhuk Rainbow 2L - https://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/microscopes/levenhuk-2l-moonstone/.
The microscope is great! But I wonder if its magnification (200x) can be increased or not? Just seems a little small... Levenhuk Customer Service:
Unfortunately, magnification of the 3S NG microscope can't be increased. 200x is an average increase for an entry-level microscope.
Hello! Can I just put a fish flake on the stage and observe it? Or is it necessary to prepare a slide? Is this microscope a good buy for a 3 years old kid? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Levenhuk 3S NG is a great microscope for a 3 years old kid, but you must always supervise your kid during observations. Yes, you don't need to prepare a slide, put it as it is on the stage and observe.
Hello! bought this microscope to my son, chose this model mostly because of the experiment kit. We like it so far. Just one question... when observing, the image moves to the opposite direction (if you move the sample up, the image moves down, if move it to the left, the image moves to the right). Is it supposed to be like that? Levenhuk Customer Service:
All biological microscopes, including Levenhuk 3S NG model, create inverted, mirrored images.
Can I obtain higher increase with this microscope using additional eyepieces? If yes, then advise me some, please Levenhuk Customer Service:
The maximum magnification power of the Levenhuk 3S NG microscope can be obtained using 12.5x eyepiece that is already included in the kit.
Would it make a good first microscope for kids (6-7 y/o)? Or is it better to stick to simpler models for now and try more powerful ones later? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Levenhuk 3S NG is an entry-level for schoolchildren. But we recommend you to take a look at more functional and comfortable in use models, for example Levenhuk 2L NG Microscope https://www.levenhuk.com/products/microscope_levenhuk_2l_ng/. This microscope has built-in LED illuminations (it's a lot more comfortable to work with for a child), wider magnification range of 64-640x, inclined head which also provides for comfort during observations. Another feature that makes this microscope perfect for kids - it comes in 5 different colors: https://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/microscopes-series-rainbow-items/
Is this microscope good for a teenage girl (14 y/o)? Or should I look for another one? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Yes, Levenhuk 3S NG is a good choice for a 14 y/o lady.
can anyone tell me if it's possible to observe non-transparent objects with this microscope? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Unfortunately, it's not possible to observe opaque objects with Levenhuk 3S NG Microscope. Consider Levenhuk 3L NG Microscope: https://www.levenhuk.com/products/microscope_levenhuk_3l_ng/
Will this instrument be easy to use for a first-grader (7 y/o)? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Levenhuk 3S NG Microscope is perfect for beginners. more
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