We'll be at the California Homeschooling Convention June 15-18. See you there! X


This section doesn’t currently include any content. Add content to this section using the sidebar.

Image caption appears here

Add your deal, information or promotional text


Combined Deluxe Individual Kit and Basic Classroom Kit. Clearance - Save $12!

The Deluxe Individual Kit (DIK) is designed to allow any curious explorer to perform microscopy experiments anywhere at any time. This kit includes one Foldscope paper microscope in a portable and sturdy metal case including a plethora of tools for collecting samples, processing samples, preparing slides and directly collecting data on any cell phone - all possible while working in field settings!

The Basic Classroom Kit (BCK) is designed to supply a group of 20 explorers with a Foldscope paper microscope for each person. Each student receives the essentials (Foldscope paper microscope, cell-phone coupler, assembly/instruction sheet, carrying pouch, and paper slides), and some accessories are provided collectively to be shared amongst the entire class. 


Deluxe Individual Kit contents:

  • 1 Foldscope paper microscope
  • 1 instruction sheet
  • 2 140X lens (one extra lens) 
  • 4 magnetic couplers (for attaching cellphone and LED/Magnifier to Foldscope)
  • 1 metal storage box with integrated instrument tray
  • 1 LED/Magnifier with integrated magnifier for bright-field, dark-field and oblique phase imaging (battery included)
  • 1 sheet of diffuser stickers for LED/Magnifier
  • 1 sheet of reusable sealable PVC slides with micro-wells and plastic coverslips
  • 1 sheet of calibration/measurement grids
  • 3 nylon filter sheets (5, 25, 100 micron)
  • 2 stainless steel mesh filters (1mm and 300um)
  • 3 custom sample collection plastic bags
  • 2 Eppendorf tubes
  • 1 plastic pair of tweezers
  • 2 plastic pipettes 
  • 1 slide box with 2 pre-made glass slides and 3 blank glass slides
  • 1 ultra clear roll of tape for making quick slides/coverslips
  • 1 small blunt end metal scissors
  • 1 sheet of color stickers for labeling slides
  • 1 unique ID sticker code for access to Microcosmos community website (http://microcosmos.foldscope.com)

Basic Classroom Kit contents:

  • 20 Foldscope paper microscopes (140x lens) 
  • 20 Cell phone coupler 
  • 20 Paper/tape slides 
  • 20 Instruction sheet 
  • 20 Nylon carrying pouch 
  • 20 unique ID stickers
  • 1 Yellow Accessory Pouch containing:
    • 1 extra 140x lens
    • 2 extra cell phone couplers
    • 1 Field guide
    • 1 LED/Magnifier 
    • 1 Slide box with pre-made glass slides and blank glass slides 

Shipping Dimension and Weight:  11 x 8 x 5 Inches, 4.1lbs.

We also offer in-person as well as remote training for teachers.  Check out our New Training Services.

Please be advised that for any orders shipping outside of the US, additional custom/import fee may be levied by the destination country's customs office at the time of custom clearance. Custom/import fee is not included in the shipping cost.
It is the recipient’s responsibility to follow up with the courier/customs office to proceed with the custom clearance.