I received this product from the company free to try out for my honest review. My children ages 7 to 13 absolutely love this microscope set. Even my older teenagers were enjoying looking at the slides the younger kids made. It's great as a starter microscope to get kids interested in the microscopic world around them. The kit comes in a nice carry box to keep everything together and all kinds of things to help kids make slides and use the microscope. It comes with 5 prepared slides to look at right our of the box, Onion bulb, broad bean leaf, Hydrilla leaf, apple, and pollen. It also comes with plenty of blank slides and slide covers to make your own. Also, the slides are plastic which makes me more comfortable with my younger kids making slides. Once we got the microscope going with batteries and the correct magnification, my kids ran around the house and made slides out of everything. Pizza and beeswax were very interesting magnified. Also, human hair, dog hair, cracker, salt, sugar, and so many other things. The light is plenty bright enough to see the things on the slides. Or if you are in a bright or sunny area, there is a mirror on the other side of the light that can be used instead. This kit also comes with a projector that you put on top of the microscope and it will project the image on a dark wall. I found that the light on the microscope was not bright enough to project the slide. But if I put my cell phone flashlight under it, it showed up very well. Also it comes with a stand that sits on top of the eyepiece so that you can take pictures of your images. It seemed to hold my cell phone to far away from the eyepiece to get a good image. We had better luck just holding the cell phone camera directly to the eyepiece and taking the picture. Even with those two issues we had, I still feel that this is a great microscope for kids to get interested in science.