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Microbiology Streamlined

Learn Microbiology from the comfort of home in 100 hours

A complete course to become a true expert in Microbiology. Developed to optimize the learning experience and to be able to learn at your own pace from the comfort of home. Our goal is that you learn, not study. We want you to get a great experience discovering a new exciting world that will change how you look at your own world.

Discover the world at the micrometric scale

There are more bacteria in your body than human beings in the whole planet. And bacteria is just 1 type of microorganism.
The human body contains trillions of microorganisms — outnumbering human cells by 10 to 1.

Will you discover them all

The human naked eye can see objects of any size, as long as said objects emit or scatter enough light to trigger its photoreceptors. Which is fairly easy, a rod can detect the object even with 1 single photon!

We can see smog or fog, even if we cannot distinguish it’s individual particles (molecules).

The limiting aspect is the eye’s resolution, i.e. how close 2 objects can be before they blur into one another.

Can you spot the animal in this picture?

The resolution depends on each person, but on average it’s slightly smaller than 1 mm. For example, a good eye can see the width of a human hair that is about 0.4 mm.

With a microscope that magnifies 100x, you can differentiate two objects that are 100 times closer than you could with your naked eye.

And in the previous picture, just by magnifying 4x times the picture, you can clearly differentiate the hare:

By the way, who painted the blue sky? Or it is grey ? It is not orange or sunset ?
The sky is like the smoke, particles in the air scattering light so close to each other that they perfectly blend together.

Did you find this interesting? This is just the tip of the iceberg of what you will learn in this course.

You’ll start from the basics:

 Learning how to use the microscope and
observing many things like plants, bugs and blood.

Grow and stain cells such as bacteria from your hands and saliva.

One of the critical tasks to learn for Microbiologists is to grow bacteria and stain cells to be able to contrast different cells and parts. Most cells are at least partially transparent, which makes it very hard to observe without using a contrast method. 

In this course you will learn to do these experiments, following safety methodologies developed for learning at home.

Distinguish different types of microorganisms

Yeasts, protozoos, bacteria, cell walls, nucleus, shapes, functions, cell soup consistency, triggering to stimulus, coloration.

Does all bacteria have the same color with the same tint?
Is nucleon always in the middle of the cell?
Are all animal cells the same? What about human cells?
Do you have mites in your bed?

All these you will learn them by observing them yourself and solving challenges.

Basically, you'll learn Microbiology even to University level highest standards

In this course, we will cover everything Microbiologists needs to know (in microbiology) up to graduating from college; and everything from a practical approach using our 3D methodology. You will get a guided path with the minimum activities, and the possibility to do hundreds of certified extra hours of practice that you will be able to add to your CV.

Whether you just want to learn about this fascinating world or jump start a career as a future Microbiologist, it has never being easier nor more affordable.

And you will have over 1000 experiments to practice as much as you want to

And all this from the comfort of home guided by a cutting-edge educational platform developed to optimize the learning process

A platform developed to just to guide you. You are the protagonist. You are the one who makes everything, learning by yourself with every experience. We’re constantly improving the platform and we are going to add a lot of new features and resources for Microbiology.

Design by Microbiologists, Engineers and Psychologists

The only comprehensive course to learn Microbiology

From the basics on how to use a microscope.

To grow your own bacteria , staining it and identifying microorganisms.

You can learn it all. Here. With Microbiology streamlined.

Will you get your Microbiologist diploma?

3D methodology - HOW IT WORKS

Our 3D learning methodology is developed with the goal of streamlining your learning experience. Forget about sitting in a classroom listening to a teacher giving a lecture. Welcome to the 3 dimensional learning environment.


Remember, you are the protagonist. It’s all about you learning, not about us teaching you. So, you see what you have to do and you get out of the screen to do it in real life.

  and active learning

One of the keys to learn is interest. We pay close attention to keeping things interesting and just aiding you in your learning experience. The idea is that you want to do things yourself and learn by doing (DIY).

  and critical thinking

Challenges that make you think and reason about what you just did.

And both during after doing the experiment, we make you think on what you are doing, guiding you to develop critical thinking and analytical skill. Because we don’t want you to memorize for the sake of it. We strive for you to reach your own conclusions, and above all to develop skills.

Reserve Now

First 150 reservations get extra perks worth $60 for just $5.
Get 5 prepared samples with video explanations.
A test tube to collect yours samples.
And unique stickers only available for the first 150 reservations.
Get your perks before they run out.


We already have course with basics on how to use a microscope. Now we want to expand the course till microbiological.

Use it with any microscope

You already have a microscope

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Waterproof tablecloth

Protect your table from stains.

It also comes with a handy travel bag. You can use it in your outings, both when looking for samples, and when you just go to a park or the beach. It’s super convenient.


Value $20


The features in the table are ordered by importance for sharp observations and easy of use.

*Köhler to generate an even illumination of the sample.
*Not used in this course. Used in botany, mineralogy, electronics (normally with a stereomicroscope.
***This is a reference, it could slightly change. But this is not very important when choosing a microscope. The most important is quality of lenses and light.

DIN objectives, condenser and more!

A microscope for all levels. You will have a blast with this microscope. It is super versatile and you can add accessories for the most advance techniques and be able to get incredible pictures just like the ones from our steamed collaborators:






Good lenses, better LED and metal body

This microscope is a great value for the money. It has good lenses that offer nice sharpness, better LED illumination than the basic one, with a metal body and micrometric table (make so much easier to observe samples).

You can stain samples and see details with good sharpness.

You will be missing on advance techniques and the sharpness that offer DIN objectives. It's a great value for the money. You will have a great experience with this microscope and our course, learning almost everything there is in Microbiology to become an expert.

Basic lenses

Beginning of course - learn how to use a microscope and observe samples. Not good for stain samples and details.

We don't recommend cheap microscopes because they are harder to use for finding the sample you want to observe and it's blurry (low sharpness). This often translate into frustration and boredom, which is counterproductive for learning and fostering scientific vocations.

However, if your budget doesn't allow you to go for at least the microscope with good quality lenses, the basic microscope is the best option we have found on the market at this price range. At least it's not as blurry as the many other cheap microscopes we tested.

National Geographic

You can own two new lenses from National Geographic. They are the same lenses as seen before. They also have the same properties. The change is only visual, and there is only the design that changes.

Phase contrast

(accessory only compatible for the ROcTAR Microscope with DIN objective)

For observation with high contrast without the need for staining. This not only means less time to prepare a sample in order to observe it, but even more important, we don’t kill the cell with the stain. We can observe alive transparent microorganisms.

This technique consists in converting the phase shifts in light when passing through a transparent material into changes in brightness in the image. In plain words, when light goes through a transparent material, an invisible change to the human eye is produced. We use optics to convert this change into higher or lower brightness for each phase. And thus, by doing this each part of the material has a different brightness, which allows seeing transparent parts only with light. No stain needed.

The same cells on the left under traditional bright-field microscope, and on the right with phase-contrast microscope.

Bright-field microscope

LCD for microscopes

A screen with connection to substitute an ocular. You simply put it where the ocular would be, turn on the screen, and it’s ready to share.

It’s great for:

  • sharing the observation, 
  • pointing at parts to explain someone else what are you observing,
  • easily observe even if you have trouble looking through the oculars,

Ready made samples with video explanations made by Microbiologists

There are hundreds of prepared slides on the market. But unless you have a teacher or a parent who knows about Microbiology, highly unlikely, you are on your own. Observing a prepared slide without any explanation of what you can see beyond the name of the sample.

What makes these add-on different is that you get:

  • explanations in our web platform of what you are observing
  • challenges to reflect on the observations and learn

Our goal is that you learn. We make the effort of making the content ready for you to learn.

  • There are 4 sets of prepared slides:

    • Insects (stretch goals)
    • Plants (stretch goals)
    • Animals
    • Flowers

Shipping & taxes

  • Shipping will be charged after the campaign because it depends on how many units we ship.
    In countries where Amazon FBA is available, we plan on shipping with Amazon, keeping it easy and low cost.

ROcTAR will pre-pay duties and taxes for shipments to US, EU, Canada, Australia, and some countries in Asia. All other countries or regions may be subject to additional customs fees upon delivery. In other countries, we will use fulfilling services available in the country or postal office.

The shipping sheet below will denote which countries may be subject to these additional fees and estimated shipping costs:

European Backers: VAT will be collected post-campaign in the pledge manager. VAT rates vary depending on your residing country and will be based on the cost of your total pledge plus shipping.

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stretch goals

These will be unlocked to all backers with physical rewards based on total funding.
Tell your friends about the campaign and unlock:


$10 000

Insects Prepared slides

With video explanations and challenges in the platform to learn about what you are observing.

$50 Value

$30 000

Metal Box

Contents better protected.  Great for storing your materials.

$20 Value

$30 000

Publish new experiments every week

Contents better protected.  Great for storing your materials.

$5 Value

$30 000

Extra lancets

Make even more experiments with your blood.

$10 Value

$50 000

Plant Prepared slides

With video explanations and challenges in the platform to learn about what you are observing.

$50 Value

$50 000

2 month premium membership

Access premium experiments, cool experiments that are additional specializations not necessary for the main course.

$50 Value

$50 000

Cloth Lab-coat

$15 Value

$80 000

Test tube to collect samples

$5 Value

$80 000

Native App for Android & IOS

Develop the apps require an initial investment and maintenance. The app will allow you to use it easier on your mobile and tablet devices with new functionalities.

$∞ value

$80 000

Share progress with pictures in your profile

$∞ value

$80 000


You will be able to upload pictures of your experiments, share it with your friends and ask for advice to other people in the platform.


Available languages will be those native to at least 100 backers. Thus far are these: English, Spanish.

So, if your language is not among these, tell your friends and family. With your help, we can reach 100 backers in your native language.

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Reserve now to warranty the Super Early Bird discount and get awesome perks like exclusive prepared slides and free shipping.