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Mega-10 Magnifier

SKU 622116

  • The Mega-10 Magnifier is a necessary addition to any young explorer’s toolkit. It includes lenses for both 4x and 10x magnification, along with a set of tweezers for moving specimens. Although pocket-sized, it’s very sturdy and designed for small hands.
  • Characteristics: The Mega-10 Magnifier is a dynamite magnifying glass. Along with a traditional wide-angle 4x lens, a narrow-focus 9x lens allows extreme close-ups.
  • Size and Color: Available in red or blue, the ergonomic Mega-10 Magnifier is about 6 ½ inches long, so it fits perfectly in a pocket.
  • The Mega-10 Magnifier is part of the Safariology® collection.
  • All of our products are Non-toxic and BPA free.
  • History

    Glass-making dates back thousands of years. Egyptians and Phoenicians made objects out of glass, and they likely realized its magnifying potential. Anecdotes of glass used for magnification appear in Roman histories, including Pliny. The trail gets warmer in the thirteenth century, when Roger Bacon is credited with first using a magnifying glass for scientific study. By the sixteenth century, eyeglass makers Zacharias and Hans Jansen invented the first microscope, which allowed 9x magnification. Today’s electron microscopes allow researchers to see details within cells and view objects down to the atomic level.

    • Recommended Age: 4+
    • Size in cm: 19 L x 2.5 W x 9 H
    • Size in inches: 7.48 L x 0.98 W x 3.54 H
    • UPC: 095866622114