A whole new tiny world is waiting to be discovered through this excellent begineer's microscope. Made of sturdy plastic, it features three different levels of magnification: 100x, 300x and 600x. Slides can be illuminated with the reflective mirror beneath the stage, or flip the mirror over to switch on the battery-powered light. The microscope also comes with two prepared slides, each with four samples (grasshopper parts on one, textile fibres on the other), as well as materials for making your own slides. The microscope stands 20 cm (about 8") tall.