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Computer Microscope USB

Item #: 4011 | Grades K-12
$69.95
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This USB Microscope allows for real-time display on computer screens, enabling multiple students to view detail at the same time. With a connected computer wired to a projector, an entire class or auditorium can participate, making it ideal for facilitating student understanding of the 6 goals within the National Educational Technology Standards, or NETS.

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  • Manual focusing from 4 to infinity
  • Takes image snapshots to appear on a computer screen
  • USB connection to computers allows for group monitoring and image capturing
  • Fully adjustable, detachable microscope stand
  • Protective lens barrel


Other features

  • Multiple filter choices to highlight different aspects (Light enhanced, square base, color or black & white, 3D, reverse tone and blue/red/green filters)

  • Automatic brightness adjustment & color compensation

  • Video capture (choice of resolution rates) or Still Picture Mode (with choice of image resolution settings)

  • One year warranty
  • Minimum system requirements: Specifications

    Operating System Windows 2000XP/Vista/

    Windows 7 / 32bit & 64-bit

    Min. System requirements IBM PC or compatible PC or laptop with USB port; Pentium 700MHz; Windows 2000/XP/Vista/Windows 7 Operating Systems; 20MB free HD space; CD-ROM drive; 32MB RAM; VGA card w/ DirectX support

    Sensor 1.3 MegaPixel Color CMOS

    Lens F2.4 2P M12 Lens

    USB Cable Length 4 ft

    Focus Range Manual Focus from 50 mm-Infinite

    Image Resolution Settings 1280x1024, 800x600, 640x480, 352x288,

    320x240, 160x120

    Color Resolution 24-bit

    Frame Rate Max:30 f/s Under 600 Lux Brightness

    Flicker Control 50 Hz/60 Hz Option

    Video Capture Format AVI

    Capture Driver Compatibility TWAIN / VFW / Direct Show AP (Driver)

    USB Compatibility USB1.1 & USB2.0

    Snap Shot Capability Software and Hardware

    Transmission Rate 320x240 30F/s, 640x480 15F/s

    Signal/Noise Ratio > 48dB (30F/s 220LUX)

    Dynamic Range > 72dB

    Built-in Image Compression Automatic brightness adjustment with integrated bright white LEDs for lighting the subject

    Automatic color compensation

    Dimensions (L x R): 112 x 33mm

    Weight 9.6 ounces, shipping weight 1 lb.

    Warranty 1 year for use in schools
    Lesson Plan Name Grades
    Electricity - how it works and how we measure and pay for it! 6 to 12
    What is electricity, and where can we see it in our daily lives. This lesson is primarily informational, providing an easy-to-understand description of electricity and how it is literally all around us.
    High School Energy Audit 9 to 12
    You will take scientific measurements, question school staff, and obtain various kinds of information related to how your school uses energy. As you finish each investigation, you will write a scientific report with graphs and recommendations and present it to school officials.
    Living Organisms Digital Scavenger Hunt 1 to 5
    We conducted a digital scavenger hunt with digital cameras at a nearby pond to document various living things for our science unit.
    Fit or Fat? 6 to 8
    Students will be involved in a Science and Health lessons that involve nutrition and exercise. They will create Healthy Snacks and exercise profiles for the class.
    (PART 2) Applied STEM: Rocketry and its Components 6 to 8
    See Part 1 for all following sections with the exception of Lesson Plan Description.
    (PART 3) Applied STEM: Rocketry and its Components 6 to 8
    See Part 1 for following sections with the exception of Lesson Plan Description.
    (PART 4) Applied STEM: Rocketry and its Components 6 to 8
    See Part 1 for the following sections with the exception of Lesson Plan Description.
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    Students will be introduced to the concept of fractals and look at examples of fractals, find fractals in nature, and create fractal cut outs.
    Aesthetic Perception Unit 9 to 12
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    Student will journal while listening to music examples in order to create value statements regarding works of music. These will appear in blog format on the classroom page.
    Living Wax Museum 5 to 8
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    Students will complete a biography about a person of their choice. This project includes a written paper, a slideshow, and creating a poster board that will be displayed throughout the school.