Microscope Cleaning and Repair

    One of the most important components of a successful science lesson is the quality of the equipment offered and a knowledge of how to use it. We have all faced having to teach with little or no materials; we have all had to make what we do have last even longer. It only makes sense to keep scientific equipment maintained as well as we can. Kids are tough on our tools. But that does not mean that our tools should ever look their age...
    I am proud to offer a reasonably-priced microscope cleaning and repair service for schools in the Allentown, Easton, Bethlehem, and Southern Pocono area. I can clean, align, and oil many microscopes right in your building, but for more extensive repairs, I prefer taking them (usually 12 at a time) to my clean shop, where they can be meticulously cared for and fixed.


Pricing


    If I get the contract for a whole building, I can do a yearly cleaning, cataloging, and maintenance for $12-15 per microscope. This includes a total breakdown of the scope, re-calibration, cord, bulb, and lens cleansing. Repairs are $35 per hour, plus materials. If you have a smaller school, visitor center, or otherwise just have a few microscopes, please drop me a line. My major goal with this project is to put the best microscopes we can in front of students, and make a little side money for graduate school. I won't get rich, but I will help you deliver the best program you can.


The Importance of Clean Equipment

    After 10 years in the classroom, I really appreciate the lessons that microscopes can provide. E.O. Wilson's idea of "Consilience"- all subject matters tied together to solve Earth's problems- is greatly enhanced by understanding the microscopic world. If you really want to see how a tree works, look at the cells! If you want your pupils to make those all-important connections between chemistry, biology, physics, and ecology- I can't think of a better way to join them!
    That being said, how many times have you heard kids complain because they can't see? That they don't find anything? That they don't know how the scopes work? Many teachers have given up on using microscopes because it is more frustration than they would like to deal with. Scopes are junky, slopped up, stripped, broken, and you spend your time trying to "polish turds" so you can teach a lesson! It is frustrating to you and the students. Meanwhile, department chairs and principals wonder why they spent all the money on microscopes for in the first place as they sit in closets year after year...

Sound Familiar?

Reasons to have clean Scopes:
- Ensures more success of students
-Reduces teacher frustration
-Ease of use makes you want to teach more microscopy lessons
-Makes sure your school gets the maximum return on their optical investment
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