The AFM extended sample kit includes 10 samples from various disciplines, along with sample handling tools. The kit is accompanied by an extensive manual that serves both as a support for curriculum development and as an in-class guide to each investigation. Each sample is designed to emphasize interesting features of the sample itself as well as to highlight diverse elements of the AFM. For each sample, the manual provides guidance and suggestions on how to best image it and how to identify significant features. The manual also provides detailed information on each sample, such as origins, properties, and the relevance of studying it.