THM Contest - The Old Schoolhouse


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For the month of June

Omano OM118-M3 Monocular Compound Microscope

Microscope, LLC

Every young scientist needs a microscope as a tool for discovery. . . Now that I have a middle-schooler who thrives in science and wants all the tools, I knew we needed to invest in a more quality microscope. . .

The microscope has a beautiful, sleek design and looks like any high-quality microscope that you would see in any school or science class. It felt very professional, durable, and user-friendly. The magnifying power is from 40X-400X. There are three viewing capabilities that rotate with ease. The eye-piece also rotates at a 45-degree angle effortlessly and is convenient when sharing the microscope between multiple students.

Though this microscope is recommended for K-12 and described as an introductory microscope, I would say that this is one of the higher-end introductory microscopes that I have seen. . .

There are optional add-ons for expanded use that include digital cameras with Windows or Mac operating systems that come in 1.3 or 3.1 megapixel resolution, as well as a reticle or a smartphone adaptor. We did not review these items, but I can see how they would be beneficial depending on your needs.

I highly recommend this microscope. The quality and design will surely please any budding scientist. An excellent value for the dollar amount and a perfect addition to any homeschool.


This is a shortened review of the Monocular Compound Microscope. Read the complete review on our site and get more details on how great this would be for your science learning.

Enter the contest for your chance to win the OM118-M3 40X-400X Student Compound Microscope Gift Package (includes book and 5 prepared slides). You can enter several times!

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"Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old, he will not depart from it" (Proverbs 22:6).