I have been lucky enough to get some funding to buy some equipment for our primary school. I would like to buy miscroscopes so would like some advice. I have about £600 to spend. Equipment needs to be robust but easy to use and effective so children (and primary teachers!) can use them easily. Is it better to buy a couple of expensive high powered microscopes, or several cheaper ones so more kids can use them. Also I have seen something called USB microscopes - I like the idea of using them through the IWB but am worried the quality might be rubbish. Last of all I have been told you can get large magnifying lenses that very young children can hold over things to see what they look like. Anyone know what these are and if they work well? If anyone can advise on this, or knows a good reliable suppliers that would help too. Thanks, Richard.