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Microscopy courses are most enjoyable when both teachers and students can focus on their subject. Our educational microscopes help you to unlock your students’ full potential: They are practical, easy to handle, and provide images that will hold your students’ attention.

Delight young minds!

These plug-and-play microscopes are used in classrooms around the world. In life science subjects such as biology, histology, zoology, or anatomy as well as in earth sciences, materials sciences, or forensics education, they feed enquiring minds of beginners, explorers, and experts alike. 

Which educational microscope is suitable for which class?

The matrix will help you determine which of our instruments would be eligible for your classroom.


Life Science

Earth Science

Material Science

Forensic Science

Model A B C A B C A B C A B C
EZ4 stereo microscope    X   X     X     X    
DM300 compound microscope  X                      
EZ4 W, EZ4 E stereo microscope     X   X X   X X   X X
DM500 compound microscope    X                    
DM750 compound microscope      X                  
DM750 P compound microscope        X X X       X   X
DM750 M compound microscope              X X X   X X

A: Begin B: Explore C: Advance

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Earth Sciences Education Microscopes

Discover the evolution of the Earth. 

As a teacher of earth sciences, you show your students how to study minerals, rocks, soil, sediment, and other components of our Earth’s crust, ocean, and atmosphere.

In your area of expertise, fields of study can be as specific as micropaleontology, hydrogeology, sedimentology, or environmental science. Microscopy tasks can become highly specific as well, using polarization contrast for reflectivity studies, for example. Dedicated optics and software help your students on their way.

Earth Sciences Education

Our microscopes help students learn to

  • Identify and work with minerals and rocks
  • Classify and describe rocks
  • Deduce how minerals and rocks formed 

Begin, Explore, Advance

Begin with the Leica EZ4 or Leica DM750 P

Explore with the Leica EZ4 W, Leica EZ4 E or Leica DM750 P

Advance with the Leica EZ4 W, Leica EZ4 E, Leica DM750 P or DVM6 M

Forensic Science Education

Discover the truth.

It takes microscopic investigation to turn traces into evidence.

As an expert on forensics, you teach students to develop a good understanding of what different illumination and contrasting methods will reveal as valid evidence and how software helps them to make their reporting easier.

Forensic Science Education

Our microscopes help students learn to

  • Examine ammunition and tool marks
  • Examine trace evidence such as fibers, hair, paint, or fingerprints
  • Expose forgery or counterfeiting in questioned documents
  • How to compare, analyze and document their findings

Begin, Explore, Advance

Begin with the Leica EZ4 or Leica DM750 P

Explore with the Leica EZ4 W, Leica EZ4 E or Leica DM750 M

Advance with the Leica EZ4 W, Leica EZ4 E, DM750 P or Leica DM750 M

Life Science Education Microscopes

Discover the structures of life!

As a teacher of biology, you show students how living organisms are structured using tissue sections and blood smears as microscope samples.

To get the most out of their observations, they should be flexible: for example by changing magnifications and optics, or using different contrasting methods such as phase contrast and darkfield. Working with software to document, annotate, and share images increases their learning experience even further.

Life Science Education

Our microscopes help students learn to

  • Identify different parts of cells
  • Distinguish between plant and mammalian cells
  • Looking at cell membranes or cell walls
  • Distinguish between tumor and healthy cells
  • Distinguish gram positive and negative bacteria
  • Identify bacterial spores in negative stains
  • Dive deeper into cell functionalities

Begin, Explore, Advance

Begin with the Leica ES2, Leica DM100, or Leica DM300

Explore with the Leica EZ4 or Leica DM500

Advance with the Leica EZ4 W, Leica EZ4 E or Leica DM750

Material Sciences Education Microscopes

Discover the properties of materials.

Teaching materials science involves a lot of knowledge on a variety of materials such as carbon, polymers, metals, glass, and ceramics.

Your lessons help students characterize and analyze materials for their properties, purity, and possible use in engineering, using a variety of optics, contrasting methods such as brightfield, polarized light, or oblique illumination, and software in the process.

Material Sciences Education

Our microscopes help students learn to

  • Look at surfaces of materials
  • Look at cross-sections of a given sample
  • Describe material characteristics

Begin, Explore, Advance

Begin with the Leica EZ4 or Leica DM750 M

Explore with the Leica EZ4 W, Leica EZ4 E or Leica DM750 M

Advance with the Leica EZ4 W, Leica EZ4 E or Leica DM750 M

Wi-Fi Education Solutions

Letting minds meet … anywhere.

Smartphones, tablets, and laptops are the carriers of modern networked knowledge. Our Wi-Fi Education solutions liberate you from device or location, and give unlimited access to knowledge. It only takes a microscope, a wireless camera and an App to let minds meet anywhere.

Go Wi-Fi! With the Leica EZ4 W stereo microscope with integrated Wi-Fi camera and the Leica ICC50 W Wi-Fi camera for compound microscopes and the AirTeach software that turns your microscopy laboratory into a digital classroom.

Using camera and software, students can work with their images beyond the microscope:

  • Extracted images from the microscope
  • Make images available for analysis and measurements, documentation for reports
  • Share images

Essentially, working with a microscope equipped with camera and software is fun for students, because they can use and share their own images.

Empowering teachers

The AirTeach software bares a lot of functions to assist teachers in their daily challenges in microscopy classes.

With the AirTeach teachers can

  • see a thumbnail overview with live images of all connected microscopes in class  
  • share up to four images on a large screen projection to allow a comparison 
  • switch on other content  with the AirClass sharing function to vary teaching and keep students’ attention
  • walk freely in the room to give students individual attention  while controlling the students’ images 
  • annotate a selected image live in front of the whole class watching

Your advantages with Leica Wi-Fi Education solutions

  • Wireless HD images for best image quality
  • Up to 5.0 MP capture resolution for best documentation
  • Choice of modes (Wi-Fi, USB, SD, Ethernet) for more flexibility
  • HDMI output always available for large screen projection
  • CapSense controls for durability and reliability
  • Camera powered from the microscope, saving cost and infrastructure
  • Personal smartphones or tablets in class to save equipment cost

Experience a new dynamic in class

Use personal devices and stay connected

Allow your students to use their own laptops, tablets or smartphones. With learning content transferred directly to their devices, you can engage them more easily and promote team work: Your students can share results, work together and network wherever they are.

For the presentation of blood smears and cytological samples, the wireless microscope camera for use with mobile devices would make our teaching much easier. The captured images can be acquired easily by multiple students, annotated, and then shared among the students and with the professor or classroom instructor.

Prof. Dr. Andreas Moritz, Klinische Laboratoriums Diagnostik, Justus–Liebig–Universität, Giessen, Germany

Keep students on task and increase attention

Replace the blackboard with the students’ tablets and enable them to learn in a digital environment that is already part of their lives. The Leica AirLab App makes learning as well as teaching fun and easy.

With the wireless microscope camera, the students can capture images of what they have actually observed with the microscope, make annotations, and send them back to the professor or classroom instructor for evaluation.

Dr. Philippe Bruyant, Maître de Conférences, Département de Biologie, Université de Rouen, France

Maximize learning time and minimize setup time

Class time is precious. Save set-up and dismantling time. From now on you only need one power cord for each microscope and you`re good to go!

As the designer of all new labs at Earth Observatory Singapore, I would definitely incorporate this technology in any future labs using microscopes. The wireless camera system is much easier to setup than the current one used in our microscope lab.

Dorinda Ostermann, Technical Director of the Geochemical Laboratories, Earth Observatory Singapore, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Share, discuss, compare

Learning becomes inspiring and interactive as students feel more engaged when sharing, discussing, and comparing their findings with the whole class. And if you would like to digitize your classroom and engage your students via Wi-Fi with tools they even use in their leisure time, we offer wireless classroom solutions.

  • Download the Leica AirLab App free of charge
  • Switch on the camera
  • Capture images and videos in HD quality
  • Simply use it with your smartphone or tablet
  • View live thumbnail images of all connected cameras and microscopes in class

With intuitive touchscreen control, students and peers can measure, annotate, and archive images. Also they can share work results with just a few taps.

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