Currently, the Web Version of this eLearning Module is not supported for your device.


BioNetwork’s Virtual Microscope is the first fully interactive 3D scope - it’s a great practice tool to prepare you for working in a science lab. Or, use the Virtual Microscope in lieu of a real scope - perfect for online courses or home schools.

Device Requirements

  • You must install the Unity Web Plug-in in order to use Web Version
  • iPad 2 and above supported on iOS
  • Nexus 7 and Samsung Tab 2 supported on Android
  • Phones are not supported

With the Virtual Microscope, you can:

  • Select a specimen from our slide bank
  • Position the slide on the stage
  • Adjust the brightness using the iris diaphragm
  • Rotate the coarse and fine adjustment knobs
  • Choose the low, mid, or high power objective
  • Record your findings in a virtual lab notebook

Choose from 3 play modes

  1. Tutorial - work side-by-side with a virtual instructor to review the basics of microscopy and perform a guided practice experiment
  2. Free play - practice using the microscope at your own pace
  3. Experiment - complete an assignment from your virtual instructor successfully to receive a certificate