I'm a trainee and am willing to buy a fairly cheap microscope with my own money, so that I can look closely at the parts of plants on placement. I know my placement class fairly well now and have a feeling that it will be really effective. The school doesn't have one. I don't buy many resources but when I think it'll improve my teaching and benefit the kids, I have no problem with spending a bit of money now and again, especially when my lessons are being observed by the head and deputy head regularly. I'm not teaching the topic until after easter however I want to be prepared and get one asap. I want a microscope which is less than £40 even though I know the quality may be compromised. I want it to be less than that if possible but still decent/reasonable quality. I want a microscope which will plug into my laptop. Can be hand held. I want the image to be projected on the board so children can get a good look. They'll be dissecting flowers themselves too. People sometimes say that trainees shouldn't buy resources. I normally use what the school has but this school has little science equipment. If anyone can help, I'd really appreciate it! Thanks!