Terrific for use at home or school. The microscope comes with a user guide explaining the use and care of the microscope, preparing and viewing slides, growing and observing crystals and more. Includes 3 plastic blank slides, 1 plastic prepared slide, 6 cover slips, 6 blank labels, 1 dropper and gum media. Requires 2 AA batteries, not included. Recommended for ages 8 and over.