Inject endless imagination into your STEM curriculum with the SmartMicroScope 5M handheld digital microscope cart.  Easily store and transport 30 SmartMicroScope 5Ms from class to class.  The web-based software includes a single login for all users that makes it easy for all students and teachers to access.

The SmartMicroScope 5M sets up fast, is easy to use and is the only digital microscope that pairs perfectly with PC, Mac and Chromebook computers right out of the box with no software to set up!


Chromebook, PC and MAC Compatible

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Magnify their Imagination!

Cambridge University Press reports that imagination is the key to unlocking learner confidence and giving your students their very best chance at future success.

Arm your classroom with the SmartMicroScope 5M, promote lively classroom discussions and endlessly fascinate your students by opening whole new worlds of high-level STEM learning.

The SmartMicroScope 5M is superior to standard classroom microscopes in several ways:

  1. Unlock student imagination by simultaneously engaging your entire class with an immersive visual learning experience
  2. Get twice as much done in half the time with images that can be viewed by everyone at once instead of students taking turns individually
  3. Blow your whole classes minds’ at the same time in a collaborative learning environment for advanced science lessons
  4. Lead real-time discussions instead of relying on rote memorization and recall
  5. Examine things that would be impossible with traditional classroom tools and see life happening from every angle with handheld ease

In addition, the SmartMicroScope 5M digital microscope is competitively-priced and does much more for less:

  • View live microscopic images with 10-200x magnification
  • Capture crystal clear HD still shots up to 2592 x 1944 pixels with a single click
  • Record high-resolution live and time-lapse magnified videos
  • Compare side-by-side images to show visual contrast
  • Measure specimen changes over time with the built-in measurement tool
  • Display magnified images on your interactive whiteboard for whole-class learning
  • Expand your investigative lesson plans with free digital downloads aligned to national science teaching standards

The cloud-based SmartMicroScope Viewer Online software requires NO INSTALLATION and is compatible with chromebook, PC and Mac.  Simply go to the website and log in to view the live image, take pictures, record videos and more.  The SmartMicroScope 5M also comes with a site license for PC and Mac installed software.

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Works great with interactive whiteboards!

The SmartMicroScope 5M digital microscope has a high quality lens for true to life undistorted color image.  It can record still images, videos, or time-lapse videos to view a weeks worth of change in minutes.  The 6 LED lights are easily controlled with a dial on the SmartScope.

Display live magnified images for discussion and collaborative learning.

The SmartMicroScope 5M has a broad magnfication range which is great for the classroom.  This can make all the difference when looking at pond water organisms or plant and animal cells.  The SmartMicroScope 5M focuses in at 10x to 200x magnification and can take high resolution still images (up to 2592 x 1944 pixels).  Video and live image are at a lower resolution.


The SmartMicroScope 5M comes with easy to use software to take still images, videos, or time-lapse videos.  The software has a zoom feature to take an even closer look at objects and has a measurement feature to measure change over time.

Annotate images and use for assessment.

The SmartMicroScope 5M digital microscope is especially useful in classrooms with traditional microscopes.  The ability to show students what they are looking for is very powerful.

The SmartMicroScope 5M is the perfect chromebook digital microscope.  We worked with Google early on to get our USB driver installed on chromebooks.  This chromebook classroom STEM tool is plug and play.  Simply connect the SmartMicroScope 5M digital microscope to the chromebook and open the camera app that comes on your chromebook.  Most camera apps on a chromebook are limited in fuctionality so we created our own web app that boasts NO INSTALL REQUIRED.  This chromebook digital microscope app enables digital microscope users to take HD magnified images, record high resolution magnified videos, compare two images side by side (CSI classes love this forensic science image feature) and measure magnified specimens.  High School Biology, High School Environmental Science, High School Earth Science and CTE courses (Carreer and Technology Education) find the digital microscope to be a great fit and the SmartMicroScope 5M chromebook digital microscope with advanced chromebook features has proven to be very successful.

In the search for chromebook classroom STEM tools, the SmartMicroScope 5M offers advanced features, HD resolution for projecting the clear magnified live image.  It is the optimal middle school microscope.  Rather than have students go to a traditional microscope one eye at a time, students can view the live projected image all at once.  The classroom discussion does not focus on remembering what students’ saw or remembering what their neighbor drew if, like many, they didn’t see the specimen.  With the SmartMicroScope 5M, the classroom discussion is focused on the live magnified image that can be seen by everyone in the room.


Rolling Cart for Easy Storage and Transport

3 – Gratnells Trays with Lids for Storage

30 – SmartMicroScope 5M digital microscope

30 – Digital Microscope Stand

SmartMicroScope Online Viewer 3-year site license (web app) – works with PC, Mac and chromebook

SmartMicroScope Viewer – PC software site license (installed) – PC only

SmartMicroScope Viewer – Mac software site license (installed) – Mac only

Access to the Online Learning Portal (20 SmartMicroScope Digital Microscope Investigations in Elementary Science, 20 SmartMicroScope Digital Microscope Investigations in Middle School Science, 20 SmartMicroScope Digital Microscope Investigations in Biology) – Aligned to over 15 states and the NGSS

SmartMicroScope 5M Specifications:

Magnification:  10x to 200x

Resolution up to:  2592 x 1944 for still images

Illumination:  6 LED built-in and adjustable

O/S:  Windows XP SP2, Vista, and Windows 7, 8 and 10, MAC OS X, Chrome OS

WebApp Minimum Browser:  Chrome 53 (Highly Recommended), Firefox 42

Gain Control:  Auto Gain Control (AGC)

Snapshot Mode:  Hardware/Software controllable

White Balance:  Automatic

Power Source:  5VDC through USB port

The SmartMicroScope 5M comes with a 5-year warranty.  

All SmartMicroScopes are warranted to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for a period of 60 months from the date of purchase provided it has been used in accordance with any instructions, under normal conditions.

This warranty does not apply if the SmartMicroScope has been damaged by water, accident or misuse. In the event of a fault developing within the 60 month period, the SmartMicroScope must be returned to SmartSchool Systems for repair or replacement at no expense to the user other than shipping charges.


Windows Software requires the serial key that was included with your SmartMicroScope.  It is printed on the CD envelope.

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Mac Software requires the serial key that was included with your SmartMicroScope.  It is printed on the CD envelope.

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Mac Software requires the serial key that was included with your SmartMicroScope.  It is printed on the CD envelope.

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Online – Cloud-Based App requires the serial key that was included with your SmartMicroScope if purchased after 2017.  It is printed on a card in the box.