The microscope has long been considered a fundamental tool for classroom learning in scientific and medical fields. In the past, microscope training was limited mainly to future doctors and scientists. Today, the microscope is still indespensible to medical and scientific education – and recent advances in microscope technology have opened up even more breakthroughs in these disciplines. Additionally, the microscope has become critical to educational development in fields such as: criminology, forensics, materials science, biology, botany, geology – and more. You can find educational uses of microscopes in fields ranging from anthropology to zoology.

The use of a microscope has added a new dimension in educational discovery across numerous fields. With microscopes, students are able to see the structure of cells, identify microorganisms, and reconstruct crime scenes. Using a microscope in the classroom allows students to step into a new world of exploring and learning about particles, tiny objects, materials, and cells that cannot be seen with the naked eye.

Both students and teachers enjoy studying interesting things and a good quality microscope is the ultimate lab partner. The effectiveness (and efficiency) of the research is directly affected by the quality of the microscope. Whereas a good quality microscope can build the interest of students, and aid in verifying a hypothesis, a low-quality microscope can ruin it. If the microscope is not calibrated well or is made from inferior components then students will not be able to see a clear image of the object, resulting in innacurate / incomplete information and subpar results. It is important for educators to invest in the best quality microscopy equipment to provide students the best microscopes that will faciliate explororation of the microscopic world in the most optimal and fun way.

Some qualities of a good microscope for educational microscopy:


  • Durability – ability to withstand rough uses across multiple semesters.
  • Quality Optics – optimal resolution and image clarity.
  • Expandability – ability to add/upgrade or swap out components.
  • Longevity – advanced enough to extend the useful life.
  • Ergonomics – comfortable enough to use for long periods.

When you are looking for a good quality microcope to outfit your lab or research department – McBain Systems has been providing high-quality educational microscopes for decades. Our sales staff will listen to your needs and provide options for you to consider. McBain can work with different budgets and specifications. Contact us today.