Microscopes for Education

We have an excellent range of upright and stereomicroscopes for schools, students, and teacher. Designed to be simple, safe, and robust, SIOS has the best range for modern classrooms.

SIOS also has a complete range of camera and imaging options suitable for both students and presentation.

Junior Student Microscopes


The M100 is a solid and known entity. The frames are common, and our factory adds their own reasonable quality objectives and eyepieces. These are generally recommended for primary schools and potentially up to year 9. It is available in either a monocular with 4x, 10x, 40x objectives, and a simple stage (M100-FLED) . The M100-FBM is the same microscope but a binocular with a mechanical stage, 100x oil immersion objective. Both LED rechargeable.

Senior Student Microscopes


The E3 range is a more capable and robust instrument. It has been especially designed for senior school students (grades 9 – 12) as it takes the same format as the microscope students will use in later study or in the work place. Available in mono- or binocular versions. A simple stage version of the monocular is available, but the mechanical stage versions are generally recommended. All LED rechargeable, no cords to move around

Teaching Microscopes

Teachers and need a little bit more size and function compared to students, and the E5 Compound Microscope is a very capable unit that is often used in more demanding environments like vet clinics. It’s bigger size makes it easier to use, and the Trinocular version can have a standard c-mount camera attached, including options that will connect directly to a large screen or projector. Rechargeable LED for easy movement around.

Student Stereo-microscopes

Stereo-microscopes, sometimes called dissecting microscopes, are great for lower magnification tasks, especially where the specimen moves or is manipulated. Our ST30R-2LED rechargeable model is a very robust model that has good optics and 20x and 40x total magnification.

Technical specifications

Upright microscopes

Model Age Group Viewing Head Stage Objectives Low Voltage Rechargeable
M100FLED upto year 10 Mono Simple 4×, 10×, 40× Yes Yes
M100FBM upto year 10 Bino Mechanical 4×, 10×, 40× Yes Yes
E3MS from year 8 Mono Simple Achromat 4×, 10×, 40×, 100× Oil Yes Yes
E3MM from year 8 Mono Mechanical Achromat 4×, 10×, 40×, 100× Oil Yes Yes
E3MS from year 8 Bino Simple Achromat 4×, 10×, 40×, 100× Oil Yes Yes
E3MM from year 8 Bino Mechanical Achromat 4×, 10×, 40×, 100× Oil Yes Yes
E5B from year 8 Bino Mechanical Achromat 4×, 10×, 40×, 100× Oil Yes Yes
E5T from year 8 Bino Mechanical Achromat 4×, 10×, 40×, 100× Oil Yes Yes
E5T-PL from year 8 Bino Mechanical Plan Achromat 4×, 10×, 40×, 100× Oil Yes Optional

Suggested Users

Model1 – 67 – 910 – 12TeacherAdvancedNotes
M100-FLEDRecommendedSimple Stage
M100-FBMYesOkMechanical Stage
E3-MOkRecommendedSimple Stage
E3-MMOkUpgradeOkMechanical Stage
ST30R-2LEDYesStereo or dissecting microscope
E5-T-PL– OkYesRecommendedFlat images for digital imaging
EX30YesYesAdvanced contrast techniques like phase contrast, dark field, fluorescence

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