"It is our size that shapes and limits the universe we see. That's why every child ought to have access to a good microscope. If we were the size of ants, we could stand on water and we wouldn't notice the stars at all, but dust and pollen would be the size of baseballs and it would be easy to distinguish all the different types. To an ant-sized human a red blood cell would be... well, ant-sized, and even bacteria might be visible in good light. A vast landscape of marvelous things is hidden from us because of our size. Microscopes can change that. To a child with a microscope, this book provides tips for what to look at, how to prepare and stain specimens, and where to find accessories. To a child without one, this book may be the next best thing with its hundreds of brilliantly colored images of everything from fleas to the atoms of which they are made. Microscopies can change  that."


( Michael Chabin. Edit. Review of The complet book of the microscope. www.



Planktonic Life’s teaching resources allow you to go beyond run-of-the-mill observations like onion epithelium cells, lily epidermis, or epithelium mouth cells for the presentation of microscopic structures in Secondary Education and Baccalaureate.

Moreover, they are a very suitable way of promoting teamwork to undertake plankton study projects, thus helping to develop aptitudes and skills for working together in laboratories.

A great variety of organisms which will make laboratory practical lessons more interesting and enjoyable.



A really  original teacher's resource...


Nearly every teaching Science laboratory set up in primary and secondary schools use microscopes and stereo-microscopes of acceptable quality to be used in regular teaching practice. What we offer is a teaching resource specially targeted at optimising the teaching of the basic use of the microscope in practical lessons which are enjoyable and interesting for the student, based on observation and study of marine plankton samples. In a nutshell, a fun way of learning the use of the microscope by observing the biological material which can probably provide the largest diversity of structures and organisms: marine plankton. 


        The range of kits we offer provide the teacher with an easy and accessible way to prepare and carry out a series of practical lessons, which represent:

  • A fun opportunity to learn the usage of the microscope, a core scientific tool.
  • A chance to learn how to single out shapes, sizes, silhouettes and deduce tridimensional structures in microscopic ways of life.
  • An open window to marine flora and fauna’s biodiversity.
  • An ideal occasion to use the observation of marine plankton as a teaching resource. 




A great diversity of organisms that will make more interesting and entertaining your laboratory classrooms.

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