AIS: Microscope choices for schools

When choosing a microscope consideration needs to be given to the application, skill level of staff and students and budget. Microscopes range in quality and price and are used for different purposes.

This information sheet describes traditional compound, stereo and digital microscopes and includes suggestions for new photomicrography options and microscope alternatives.

SOP: Use and care of the compound light microscope

How to use and care for a compound light microscope.

This downloadable resource is a Safe Operating Procedure (SOP) and detailed method for how to use and care for a compound light microscope developed by Science ASSIST.

The accompanying example risk assessment should be used as a guide only, and users should consider risks and safety measures in their local environment before proceeding.

Note: an updated version of this is available for subscribers to Science ASSIST

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