Got this sent to the store from online. Opened it to find that we got an additional part of the collection (60$) value for free and have been exploring absolutely everything since. My five year old LOVES IT. It weighs much less than anticipated, and is easy to work with.
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Requires 3 AAA batteries (not included)
|Assembled Product Weight|
|Manufacturer Part Number|
7 - 15 Years
|Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H)|
9.25 x 4.25 x 8.75 Inches
It is a easy to use microscope for small
I was given as a review item. All views are my own. When I was little I was not a girly girly girl. I didn't play with dolls. I played with cars and building blocks. Girl toys didn't interest me. My room was wall to wall shelves with dolls I never even played with. Stuffed critters covered my bed but never were played with. Then one year for xmas my dad got me a microscope and computer. It would change my life later on. I loved them. I would sit for hours playing with my microscope. I want my kids to get that same feeling. Nancy B Microscope has been a great way I have been able to teach and connect with Rowan. I was so tickled to get to review this product. It is a full set with blank slides and everything you need to make your own. Don't worry the scalpel and tweezers are plastic and safe. It is a easy to use microscope for small hands. Comes with a Journal to write down what they see and discover. Has three different miginfing settings. A cover for eye lens to keep it clean. both upper and lower lights for better viewing. Has three pre-made slides to get you started. This has Rowan loving looking at things in a different way. He really loves learning about what things look up close. It is a well make educational toy. Will last for years. Can be use with your homeschool curriculum. As a great way to get your child into Science. Even if you don't homeschool it makes a great gift for any child. Make it a gift that could change their life for the better. Here is more on Nancy B Microscope : Zoom in on the fun with our microscope! This 2-in-1 light and dissecting microscope gives up-close views-30x, 100x, and 400x magnifications-of anything you can imagine, from peacock feathers and goldfish scales to your own skin and cheek cells. The included keepsake journal features 22 pages of fun science experiments for kids and activities from observation to creative writing, drawing, and more. Shh...They're Learning! Introduces learners to a real science tool Conduct safe and fun science experiments/activities Parent-free learning Encourages self-discovery Cut to the Chase 2-in-1 Light and dissecting microscope with 30x, 100x, and 400x magnifications Full set of science tools: tweezers, scalpel, petri dish, spatula, stirring rod, test tube, pipette, 7 cover slips and slide labels, 4 prepared slides, 7 blank slides, and specimen vial) Rubber eye cup ensures comfort while observing 22-Page activity journal Requires 3 AAA batteries (not included)
Love this microscope!
We gave this to our 8 year old daughter for Christmas. She absolutely loves it. It's small and lightweight so it travels easily for her to grandmas house and I'm certain it will be headed to the beach with us on vacation this year. Definitely worth every penny. I was skeptical because of the size and all of the plastic, but it has quickly proven that it is a capable little microscope. I'm sure we'll be getting a bigger, heavy duty microscope in years to come for our little science lover, but this is perfect right now.
Has perked my daughters interest
I bought this for my 5 year old daughter because she loves to draw and I thought I could introduce her to science by telling her to draw what she sees in the microscope. Comes with a couple of slides and we have made a few more with things around the house - a flower petal, a slice of candy cane and even a drop of juice. She wants to make more! The only thing I don't really like is the stickers they provide for the make-your-own slides. They don't stay on and so the item you put on comes off. I've ended up applying a small amount of real tape to the edges of the stickers so that everything stays in place. Otherwise we like the light, the 3 magnification settings and that the microscope slides up and down, so that you can really get things in focus.
Great Science Practice!
Got this for my science-loving, almost 9-year-old daughter. The journal is wonderful - walked her through how to use the microscope and included enough activities to get her comfortable with the tool and kept her engaged for quite some time. Sturdy and well-made. I foresee her using it for years to come. Would make a great birthday or holiday gift!
Christmas surprise look!
My granddaughter was uncertain what she had received until we put the first prepared slide nto the field. She loved the experience and thought of many other things she wished to view. I had looked at other microscopes that were more powerful but believe the design is perfect for a 7 year old
Disappointed - lenses were dirty internally and uncleanable
I had purchased this as a gift for my niece, having had very good luck with other products from this company in the past. I opened it and set it up to make sure I knew how it worked before giving it to her. There were two large black spots obscuring about one third of the viewing area. I attempted to clean the lenses and with over twenty years of experience with photo equipment was confident that I could do so properly without any damage added on my part. Neither of the black spots had even moved, which would seem to imply they were internal to the microscope and there was no fixing it. I also did not care for the focusing mechanism. The sliding tray seemed to catch as it moved up and down, and it was difficult to get a good focus. I was able to focus it well on the 30x and 400x lenses, but the tray would stick while trying to get it to focus on the 100x lens and I didn't see a clear image at all. Very disappointed overall, I did not expect anything lab quality, but at the price expected better. I will be returning it in hopes of finding something better quality.
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